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adjective rare pronunciation in British English /reə(r)/
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  1. 1
    not happening very often
    In a rare moment of honesty, he told her what he had done.
    it is rare (for someone) to do something: It’s extremely rare for her to lose her temper.
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    1. a.
      not often seen or found, and therefore admired or valued very much
      This is one of the rarest plants in the collection.
      He has a rare talent for managing people.
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  2. 2
    rare meat has been cooked for only a short time and is red inside
    I’ll have my steak rare.
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