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noun aid pronunciation in British English /eɪd/
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pluralaids
  1. 1
    [uncountable] economics money, food, or other help that an organization or government gives to a country or area where people need it, for example because of a war or flood
    economic/medical aid: The UN provided emergency economic aid to the refugees.
    foreign/overseas/international aid: She said the government should spend more on overseas aid.
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] help with doing something
    enlist/seek the aid of someone (=try to get someone’s help): The police tried to enlist the aid of the public in solving the crime.
    come/go/hurry/rush to someone’s aid (=come to help someone): Several people heard her screams, but no one went to her aid.
    with the aid of something: Chromosomes can be seen with the aid of a microscope.
    The pupils created the wall painting with the aid of a local artist.
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  3. 3
    [countable] something that makes it easier to do something
    aid to: Hypnosis can be an aid to giving up smoking.
    teaching/memory/navigation aid: Songs can be very useful as memory aids.
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