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noun [countable]     opponent pronunciation in British English
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  1. someone who is competing against you

    You’re facing a much more experienced opponent in tomorrow’s match.

    His opponent received only 36 per cent of the vote.

    1. a.
      someone who is arguing or fighting with you

      The president’s former adviser is now one of his most outspoken opponents.

    2. b.
      someone who disagrees with something such as an idea or plan and tries to change or stop it
      opponent of:

      opponents of the legislation



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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