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noun [countable] lot pronunciation in British English /lɒt/
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  1. 1
    British a group or set of people or things
    When you’ve done these, you can get started on that lot.
    lot of: I’ve just finished typing one lot of letters.
    It can be a bit difficult when there are two lots of parents involved.
    1. a.
      British informal a particular group of people
      I thought this lot might have been a bit more sympathetic to my approach.
  2. 4

    the lot

    the whole of a number or amount that you have just mentioned
    I offered him half, but he got greedy and wanted the lot.
  3. 5
    mainly American a small area of land used for a particular purpose
    They bought a small lot behind the church.


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