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verb lodge pronunciation in British English /lɒdʒ/
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present tense
present participlelodging
past tenselodged
past participlelodged

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to formally make something such as a complaint or a claim

    An appeal has been lodged against the court’s decision.

    She lodged a complaint with the city council.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to become firmly fixed somewhere, usually accidentally

    A piece of meat lodged in his throat.

    The bullet is still lodged in her brain.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to live somewhere temporarily, usually paying rent to live in someone else’s house, or to provide someone with a place to live
  4. 4
    [transitive] to give something valuable to someone so that they can keep it safe

    The money had been lodged with a Swiss bank.



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