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verb model pronunciation in British English /ˈmɒd(ə)l/
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present participlemodelling
past tensemodelled
past participlemodelled
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to show clothes by wearing them at fashion shows, in magazine photographs etc, especially as a job

    David is modelling a grey suit by Armani.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to produce a simple technical description to show how something such as a process, system, or theory works
  3. 4
    [transitive] to make small objects from clay, wood etc
    model something into something:

    She modelled some clay into a little rabbit.

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