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noun     ally pronunciation in American English
/ˈæˌlaɪ/    ally pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war

    the United States and its European allies

    1. a.

      the Allies

      [plural] the countries that united to fight against Germany in World Wars I and II, or against Iraq in the Gulf War
  2. 2
    [countable] someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you

    If you’re going to succeed in this job you will need allies.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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