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verb [transitive] will pronunciation in British English /wɪl/
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present tense
present participlewilling
past tensewilled
past participlewilled
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  1. 1
    to make something happen by wishing for it very strongly
    He was convinced he could win if he willed it enough.
    will someone/something to do something: She sat silently, willing him to continue.
    I willed myself not to respond to his ridiculous claims.
  2. 2
    to formally give someone something after you die by stating it in a will
    The estate had been willed to his favourite granddaughter.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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