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preposition versus pronunciation in British English /ˈvɜː(r)səs/
  1. 1
    used for stating that two things are being compared in order to show that they are different or that one is better than the other

    the grades of male versus female students at the university

    The US dollar fell versus other key currencies on Friday.

    We feel we have some advantages versus the competition.

  2. 2
    used for showing that two people, groups, or teams are competing against each other in a sports event or a court case

    the South Africa versus New Zealand Davis Cup match

    We are waiting for a court decision on Smith versus Watts.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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