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adjective heroic pronunciation in British English /hɪˈrəʊɪk/

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  1. 1
    very brave and deserving admiration
    a heroic attempt to stop the enemy’s advance
    These doctors perform heroic work in difficult conditions.
  2. 2
    showing great determination to achieve something
    A heroic display by the goalkeeper saved the home side from disaster.

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 heroic pronunciation in British English /hɪˈrəʊɪkli/ adverb
a nation that struggled heroically for independence


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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