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determiner dozen pronunciation in British English /ˈdʌz(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    a set of 12 things or people
    a dozen red roses
    half a dozen (=six): We need half a dozen (=six) eggs for the cake.
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    1. a.
      a set of about 12 things or people
      A few dozen protesters waved placards.
      half a dozen (=about six): There were only half a dozen people at the party.
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  2. 2


    [plural] lots of things or people
    I must have mentioned him dozens of times in my letters.
    Nine people were killed and dozens were injured in street clashes.
    dozens and dozens: I’ve talked to dozens and dozens of people and they all agree it’s wrong.
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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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