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noun [countable] pledge pronunciation in British English /pledʒ/
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    mainly journalism a serious and public promise to do something
    Sunday’s vote was a test of the new president’s pledge of fair elections.
    campaign/election pledge (=a promise made during an election): a campaign pledge to cut taxes
    make/keep/break a pledge to do something: The rebels had failed to keep a pledge to release the two men.
    1. b.
      old-fashioned a promise


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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