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noun vein pronunciation in British English /veɪn/ 
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singularvein
pluralveins
  1. 1
    [countable] medical one of the tubes in your body that carry blood to your heart. A tube that carries blood away from your heart is an artery.
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    1. a.
      [countable] biology one of the tubes that carry liquids through plants or insects
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  2. 3
    [singular] a supply or amount of a particular thing
    vein of:

    There was a vein of humour in his remarks.

    a rich vein (=a large supply or amount):

    He certainly has a rich vein of talent.

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  3. 4
    [singular] a particular mood, style, or subject

    He continued in this vein for a couple of minutes.

    in the same vein:

    Her second novel is a thriller, very much in the same vein as the first.

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