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noun mate pronunciation in British English /meɪt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] British informal a friend
    He’s over there, talking to his mates.
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  2. 2
    [countable] biology an animals sexual partner
    1. a.
      someones sexual partner
      Do you tell your mate everything?
  3. 4
    [countable/uncountable] checkmate in the game of chess
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