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noun [countable] park pronunciation in British English /pɑː(r)k/
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  1. 1
    in a town, an open public area with grass and trees, often with sports fields or places for children to play

    Alice took the kids to the park to play.

    Vanderberg Park is just up the street.

  2. 2
    an area in the countryside, often with an important natural feature such as water or mountains, that is protected by the government for people to enjoy

    We went camping in Yellowstone National Park last summer.

    There’s a country park nearby where we can go hiking.



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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