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noun help pronunciation in British English /help/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of helping someone or what you do to help someone
    help with: Do you want some help with that?
    Police have appealed for help from anyone who may have information.
    We’re very grateful for their help.
    get/find/seek help: They need to get help, don’t they?
    You can get special help if somebody’s disabled.
    help with: Molly now needs help with any heavy housework.
    with the help of: She’ll survive with the help of her supporters.
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  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] a person or thing that helps
    You’ve been a real help to me, Carrie.
    Aircraft medical kits aren’t much help in dealing with a collapsed lung.
    It’s a great help to know I can rely on you.
    That information won’t be of any help to them.
    A great help you’ve been (=no help at all)!
    1. a.
      a person or people that someone pays to work for them in their house
      We don’t have any domestic help just now.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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