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noun [countable/uncountable] instinct pronunciation in British English /ˈɪnstɪŋkt/ 
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  1. 2
    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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