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noun [countable]     street pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a road in a town or city with houses or other buildings along it

    Mamaroneck Avenue is the town’s main street.

    down/along/across/into etc. the street:

    I just saw Bill walking down the street.

    street of:

    Thousands of tourists wander the streets of Paris.

    1. a.


      used in the names of roads. The written abbreviation is St.

      She works on Oakwood Street.

    2. b.
      outside in a city or town
      on/in the streets:

      Additional police officers are being deployed on the streets.

    3. c.
      [only before noun] relating to streets, or taking place on the streets in a city or town

      a street map/sign

      street crime

      a street vendor/musician

      a street corner (=the place where two streets meet)

  2. 2
    the busy modern city, considered a place to give and receive information

    The word on the street is that he won’t run for President.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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