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verb share pronunciation in American English /ʃer/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesharing
past tenseshared
past participleshared
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to use or to have something at the same time as someone else
    Do you mind sharing a table?
    There’s only one copy left, so we’ll have to share.
    share something with someone: I share this apartment with five other people.
    1. a.
      to do something or to be responsible for something with someone else
      We share responsibility for meeting the targets.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to allow someone to use or have something you own
    He would never share his toys with me.
    1. a.
      mainly British to give a part of something to someone else
      I’m going to share this five ways, okay?
      share between/among/out: The money will be shared out between 30 different environmental organizations.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to have the same opinion or feeling as someone else
    I share the views expressed by my wife.
    Not everyone will share your enthusiasm for this plan.
  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to tell someone something
    Thanks for sharing.
    They meet to share stories and relive old memories.
    Newsgroups enable patients to share information.


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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