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noun [countable]     whim pronunciation in British English
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  1. a sudden feeling that you must have or must do something. This word often suggests that what someone wants is not important

    A devoted secretary catered to his every whim.

    at someone’s whim:

    Prisoners were executed at the captain’s whim.

    on a whim:

    On a whim, she decided to go away for the weekend.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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