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verb vouch pronunciation in American English /vaʊtʃ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlevouching
past tensevouched
past participlevouched

phrasal verb

vouch for

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyvouch for
he/she/itvouches for
present participlevouching for
past tensevouched for
past participlevouched for
  1. 1
    vouch for something to say that something is true, correct, or good based on your own knowledge or experience
    We can vouch for the software – everyone here uses it.
  2. 2
    vouch for someone to say that you believe that someone is good and will behave well in future
    Are you willing to vouch for him?


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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