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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theymap onto
he/she/itmaps onto
present participlemapping onto
past tensemapped onto
past participlemapped onto
  1. map something onto something to connect one thing to another thing, for example as a way of understanding its meaning or structure

    Can babies map these experiences onto their memories?

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creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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