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verb migrate pronunciation in British English /maɪˈɡreɪt/
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present tense
present participlemigrating
past tensemigrated
past participlemigrated
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] biology if a bird or animal migrates, it travels to another part of the world for warmer weather at a particular time of the year
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to go to another place or country in order to find work
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] computing to start to use a different computer system, or to make someone do this
  4. 4
    [transitive] computing to move software or hardware to a different computer system
  5. 5
    [intransitive] biology if cells migrate, they move to a specific place in the body

    Her work showed that the cells migrate to many different sites in the embryo.

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