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verb deploy pronunciation in British English /dɪˈplɔɪ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledeploying
past tensedeployed
past participledeployed
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  1. 1
    [transitive] if a government or army deploys soldiers or weapons, it uses them
    Troops have been deployed in the area to counter a possible attack.
  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to use something
    He would have to deploy his considerable patience.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] if a piece of equipment deploys, it works correctly when you use it
    The driver’s airbag had failed to deploy.

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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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