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verb litter pronunciation in British English /ˈlɪtə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlelittering
past tenselittered
past participlelittered
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to be spread around a place in large numbers
    Paper cups littered the ground.
    The room was littered with broken glass.
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to leave litter in a place
  2. 2
    [transitive] [always passive] if something is littered with things, there are many of them in it
    The history of pop music is littered with disputes between songwriting partners.


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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