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view main entry for hibernateverb [intransitive]  /ˈhaɪbə(r)neɪt/ 
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British English pronunciation: hibernateClick to listen to the pronunciation of hibernate

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  /ˌhaɪbə(r)ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [uncountable]
British English pronunciation: hibernationClick to listen to the pronunciation of hibernation

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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