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noun [countable] oath pronunciation in British English /əʊθ/
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  1. 1
    a formal promise, especially one made in a court of law

    an oath of loyalty

    take/swear an oath:

    Even today, all new American citizens officially take an oath of allegiance.

  2. 2
    old-fashioned something offensive that you say when you are angry

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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