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verb [transitive] deselect pronunciation in British English /ˌdiːsɪˈlekt/
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present participledeselecting
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  1. 1
    computing to give a computer an instruction not to do something, usually one of a list of things it could do
  2. 2
    British to decide that someone who is a member of parliament should not be a candidate at the next election

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 deselect pronunciation in British English /ˌdiːsəˈlekʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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