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verb [transitive] harbor pronunciation in American English /ˈhɑrbər/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleharboring
past tenseharbored
past participleharbored

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  1. 1
    to hide someone who has done something wrong so that the police will not find them

    Bosses caught harboring illegal workers face at least five years in prison.

  2. 3
    mainly journalism if a place harbors something, that thing can be found there

    The Old Town harbors a varied collection of churches, museums, and mosques.


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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