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noun [countable] great pronunciation in British English /ɡreɪt/
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  1. 1
    [usually plural] someone who is admired by a lot of people, especially someone famous

    Fred Perry is one of the all-time greats of tennis.

    1. a.
      something that is well known and admired by a lot of people
  2. 2

    the Great

    used after the name of an important person in history for showing that they had a lot of power or respect

    Catherine the Great


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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