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  1. 1
    if an event is in aid of an organization or group, it is held to make money to help that organization or group

    a concert in aid of victims of the war

    The sale was in aid of the local hospital.

  2. 2
    spoken used for asking what something is for or why something is happening

    What are all these boxes in aid of?

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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