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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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