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noun
  1. 1
    a measurement of how long something is in size

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    1. b.
      a measurement of how big a book or piece of writing is

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  2. 3
    a piece of something that is long and thin

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  3. 4
    a measure of how far one car, horse, etc. is in front of another in a race, usually equal to the length of one car, horse, etc.

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major on (doing) sth

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

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