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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. 4
    [transitive] to give something valuable to someone so that they can keep it safe
    The money had been lodged with a Swiss bank.


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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