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verb [transitive] time pronunciation in American English /taɪm/
Word Forms
present tense
present participletiming
past tensetimed
past participletimed
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  1. 2
    to hit a ball well or badly in a sport because of the exact moment when you hit it
    beautifully/perfectly timed: Murray’s perfectly timed swing sent the ball over the fence.
  2. 3
    to arrange something so that it happens at a particular time
    The exhibit has been timed to coincide with the publication of her new book.
    1. a.
      to do something by chance at a particular moment
      You timed that well: we’re just about to have something to eat.


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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