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view main entry for rapidadjective  /ˈræpɪd/
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  /rəˈpɪdəti/  noun [uncountable]
American English pronunciation: rapidityClick to listen to the pronunciation of rapidity


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sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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