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verb quote pronunciation in American English /kwoʊt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlequoting
past tensequoted
past participlequoted
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to say or write words that someone else has said or written
    Can I quote you on that (=repeat exactly what you have said about something)?
    quote someone as saying something: The official was quoted as saying that he didn’t care about jobs.
    quote from: She claimed to be quoting from an official report.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to tell someone what price you would charge them to do a particular piece of work
    quote someone something: They quoted us $500 to replace the whole window.
    quote for: How much did they quote for the job?
  3. 3
    [transitive] to give something as an example to support what you are saying
    He quoted the example of a 40-year-old man who has been waiting nearly two years for an operation.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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