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verb [transitive] treasure pronunciation in British English /ˈtreʒə(r)/
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present tense
present participletreasuring
past tensetreasured
past participletreasured
  1. 1
    to keep or look after something very carefully because it is very valuable or important to you

    My grandfather treasured that violin until the day he died.

  2. 2
    to feel happy, for example because you are doing something that you enjoy

    I treasure the time I spend with my grandchildren.


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