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noun garage pronunciation in British English /ˈɡærɑːʒ/garage pronunciation in British English /ˈɡærɪdʒ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a building for keeping a car in, especially one that is connected to or near a house

    a house with a double garage

    1. a.
      an area inside or below a building where you can leave your car

      an underground garage

  2. 2
    [countable] a place that repairs or sells cars

    They took the car to a local garage to get it fixed.

  3. 3
    [countable] a place where you go to buy petrol
  4. 4
    [uncountable] music a type of US dance music that developed from house music in the 1980s and is influenced by disco music
    1. a.
      music a type of US rock music that developed in the 1960s and is influenced by British rock and roll. It was mainly played by people who were not professional musicians.

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