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noun     fudge pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a soft brown sweet food made from sugar, butter, and milk or cream
  2. 2
    [uncountable] mainly American a sweet soft chocolate that is spread on cakes or poured over ice cream
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] British a method of dealing with a problem that does not solve it completely but hides its difficulties

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