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noun [countable/uncountable] instinct pronunciation in British English /ˈɪnstɪŋkt/
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    a natural ability to know what to do in a particular situation
    My first instinct was to turn and run.
    Potential investors want to know that you’ve got strong entrepreneurial instincts.
    trust/follow your instincts: It’s always best to trust your instincts.
    instinct tells/warns you: Instinct told me that it would be unwise to return home.


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