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noun [countable] phase pronunciation in British English /feɪz/
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  1. 1
    a particular period of time during the development of something
    The war was about to enter its final phase.
    phase of: The first phase of the project will be completed by 2002.
    phase in: It was a depressing phase in the country’s history.
    1. a.
      a time in a persons development or life when they behave in a particular way
      Their son went through a phase of being aggressive at school.
      Don’t worry about Tina – I’m sure it’s just a phase.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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