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verb [transitive] embed pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈbed/
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  1. 1
    to fix something firmly in a surface or object
    embed something in something:

    She let go of the knife, leaving it embedded in the wood.

  2. 2
    to make something a fixed and important part of something else
    be embedded in something:

    Traces of earlier ways of life are embedded in modern society.

  3. 3
    computing to make images, sound, or computer software a part of other software
  4. 4
    [usually passive] if a journalist, photographer etc is embedded with an army, they travel with it and report on what happens to it

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a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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