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verb [transitive] select pronunciation in British English /sɪˈlekt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleselecting
past tenseselected
past participleselected
  1. 1
    to choose someone or something from a group

    You can select one of four colours.

    select someone to do something:

    We’re going to select two students to represent the school.

    select someone/something for something:

    The group had been carefully selected for the study because of their lifestyles.

  2. 2
    to choose something on a computer screen, usually from a menu (=list) of choices

    Now select ‘Save’.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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