major - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈmeɪdʒə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theymajor
he/she/itmajors
present participlemajoring
past tensemajored
past participlemajored

phrasal verbs

major in

[transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theymajor in
he/she/itmajors in
present participlemajoring in
past tensemajored in
past participlemajored in
mainly American
major in something to study something as your main subject at college or university

major on

[transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theymajor on
he/she/itmajors on
present participlemajoring on
past tensemajored on
past participlemajored on
major on (doing) something to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

The US has majored on getting food to the refugees.

When someone asked me how my day went, I majored on the things that went wrong rather than the good things.

This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 14/08/2014