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verb [transitive] harbour pronunciation in British English /ˈhɑː(r)bə(r)/
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present tense
present participleharbouring
past tenseharboured
past participleharboured
  1. 1
    to keep a particular thought or feeling in your mind for a long time

    The opposition accused him of harbouring secret plans to take the country to war.

    He still harboured doubts about her real intentions.

  2. 2
    to protect someone who has done something wrong


a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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