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noun [countable] mondegreen pronunciation in British English /ˈmɒndəˌɡriːn/
  1. a phrase in a song or poem that someone hears wrongly and thinks that a different phrase is being sung or said. For example, in the song ’Purple Haze’, by Jimi Hendrix, the listener, hearing ’Scuse me while I kiss the sky’ might think they are hearing, ’Scuse me while I kiss this guy’.


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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