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verb [transitive] formal entail pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈteɪl/
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present tense
present participleentailing
past tenseentailed
past participleentailed
  1. 1
    if a situation or action entails a particular thing, it involves having or doing that thing

    These cuts will entail some job losses.

    entail doing something:

    Building the airport entails reclaiming huge areas of land from the ocean.

  2. 2
    legal an old word meaning to arrange for property to be given to someone when you die


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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