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adjective intent pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈtent/
  1. 1
    concentrating hard on something
    an intent gaze/look
    intent on: He was so intent on his gardening magazine, he didn’t notice me come in.
  2. 2
    determined to do something. This expression sometimes means that you do not approve of the thing that someone is determined to do
    intent on doing something: She seemed intent on making me miserable.

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He gazed intently at his watch.


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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