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noun [countable] phrase pronunciation in British English /freɪz/
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  1. 1
    linguistics a group of words that are used together in a fixed expression
    Several of those interviewed used the phrase ‘being one’s own boss’.
  2. 2
    linguistics a group of words that form a unit within a clause (=a group of words containing a subject and verb)
    the ways in which words combine to form phrases and sentences
  3. 3
    music a series of musical notes that are part of a piece of music
    the long melodic phrases of Dvorak’s American String Quartet


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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