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noun current pronunciation in British English /ˈkʌrənt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a strong movement of water in one direction

    Strong currents and winds swept their boat out to sea.

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  2. 2
    [countable] a strong movement of air in one direction

    Birds of prey use air currents to lift them.

    A fan supplies a current of fresh air.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a flow of electricity

    electric current



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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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