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noun jungle pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒʌŋɡ(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a thick tropical forest
    the Amazon jungle
    We had to cut our way through dense jungle.
    a jungle clearing/track/camp
  2. 2
    [singular] a garden or other place that has a lot of plants in it growing in an uncontrolled way
    The back garden was a complete jungle.
  3. 3
    [singular] a place or situation that is unpleasant because people are trying to achieve things for themselves and are not helping each other
    This city is a jungle.
    You’ll never get another job – it’s a jungle out there.


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