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adverb, conjunction, preposition
  1. 1
    earlier than something
    1. a.
      earlier than a particular time, event, or action

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    2. b.
      at a time in the past

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    3. c.
      used for saying how much time passes until something happens

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  2. 5
    in front of or earlier than someone/something
    1. a.
      if one place is before another place on your trip, you come to it first

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    2. b.
      formal in front of someone or something

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to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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