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To work, or to start working (of a piece of machinery)



if equipment operates, it works and does what it is intended to do

come on

to start working by being switched on



to work or operate in a particular way



to operate in a satisfactory way



if a machine or engine runs, or if you run it, it is working

go on

if something such as a light or an electricity supply goes on, it starts working or becomes available



to make something such as a radio, CD etc start to produce sounds, or to be made to do this

cut in

if a piece of equipment cuts in, it starts operating automatically when it is needed

into operation

if something comes or goes into operation, it starts to work or become effective



used about systems and machines

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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