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The English 'flea market' is a calque of the French 'marché aux puces'.
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a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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Definition of calque from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.