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verb [transitive] cherish pronunciation in American English /ˈtʃerɪʃ/
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present tense
present participlecherishing
past tensecherished
past participlecherished
  1. 2
    to keep something pleasant in your mind for a long time
    I cherish the memory of those happy times.
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  2. 3
    to think that something is very important and to wish to keep it
    I cherished my independence.

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a cherished dream/hope/memory
one of my most cherished possessions


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red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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