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verb     park pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleparking
past tenseparked
past participleparked
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to move a vehicle into a place where you are going to leave it for a period of time

    Mary parked the car at the side of the road.

    We’ll have to park here.

  2. 2
    [transitive] informal to leave something in a place for a period of time
    park in/on/here etc:

    Can I park my bags here while I get something to eat?

  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    park the bus in football, to play in a very defensive way by blocking your goal with several defenders to prevent opponents from scoring

    Was Jose Mourinho right to park the bus in Chelsea's win over Liverpool?

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/04/2014


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