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adjective eligible pronunciation in British English /ˈelɪdʒəb(ə)l/
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    allowed by rules or laws to do something or to receive something
    Fifty-one per cent of eligible voters voted in favour.
    eligible for: If you are eligible for financial help, we will tell you how to claim.
    eligible to do something: She will be eligible to compete in the next Winter Games.

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 eligible pronunciation in British English /ˌelɪdʒəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]


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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