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noun [countable]     cult pronunciation in British English
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  1. 3
    extreme admiration for someone or something
    cult of:

    The modern cult of beauty puts enormous pressure on young women.

  2. 4
    someone or something that a particular group of people are very enthusiastic about but that most people do not like or know about

    The film has become something of a cult amongst young people.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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