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verb range pronunciation in British English /reɪndʒ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleranging
past tenseranged
past participleranged
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to be included in a group of numbers, ages, measurements etc with particular fixed limits
    range from: Costs range from 50 to several hundred pounds.
    range between: The team contained ten players whose ages ranged between 10 and 16.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to include a variety of things
    range over: They asked questions ranging over the whole subject of science.
    range from something to something: products ranging from televisions to computer software
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to move with complete freedom around a large area
    There were buffalo ranging the plains of North America.
    range over/around: The Polynesians ranged over the entire Pacific Ocean.
  4. 4
    [transitive] to arrange things in a particular place or position
    Boxes of books were ranged against the wall.



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