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noun [countable] grave pronunciation in British English /ɡreɪv/
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  1. 1
    the place where a dead body is buried in a deep hole in the ground. A tomb is a structure above the ground that contains a dead body

    He’s never even visited his mother’s grave.

  2. 2

    the grave

    literary death

    His secret will go with me to the grave (=I will die without telling anyone).

    beyond the grave:

    It seemed to him like a voice from beyond the grave (=the voice of a dead person).



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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