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noun [countable] hero pronunciation in British English /ˈhɪərəʊ/
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  1. 1
    someone who has done something brave, for example saving a persons life or risking their own life

    a war hero

    The sisters were treated as local heroes after rescuing a two-year-old boy from drowning.

    unsung hero (=a hero who has not been praised or recognized):

    He was one of life’s unsung heroes.

    See also folk hero


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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