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Causes

cause

noun

an event, thing, or person that makes something happen

catalyst

noun

someone or something that causes something to happen or change

source

noun

the cause of a problem, or the place where it began

contributor

noun

someone or something that is one of the causes of a situation, event etc

occasion

noun

a cause of something

base

noun

a set of ideas, facts, achievements etc from which something can develop

influence

noun

a person or thing that has an effect on someone or something

trigger

noun

something that produces an immediate result

culprit

noun

the cause of something bad happening

centre

noun

the main subject or cause of something

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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