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Americaninformal a BMOC
someone who has enrolled at a school or other institution
British a student in their first year at university. The American word is freshman.
Americaninformal a student who plays a lot of sport. This word often shows that you do not like people like this, and it is used especially by other students who do not take part in sport.
British someone who is studying after receiving a first university degree. The American word is graduate.
American someone who is studying after receiving an advanced degree, such as an MA or a PhD
someone who is given a scholarship to study at a particular school or university
American a student who is in the last year of high school or university
a student who is studying for a first degree at a college or university. A student who already has a first degree is a graduate.
a student who is in their first/second/third etc year at school or university
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a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the likeadd a word
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