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noun [uncountable] planking pronunciation in British English /ˈplæŋkɪŋ/
  1. 2
    the activity of lying on your front in an unusual and sometimes dangerous place and being photographed
    The phenomenon of planking involves lying face down in a public place and posting photos on sites such as Facebook.
    As a general rule do not go planking on anything you wouldn’t sit on.

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plank

 planking pronunciation in British English verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyplank
he/she/itplanks
present participleplanking
past tenseplanked
past participleplanked
If you are out planking in public, don’t plank on property which is private.

planker

noun [countable]
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pluralplankers

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