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noun [countable]     ladder pronunciation in British English
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  1. 2
    a system that has different levels through which you can progress

    In that community, being a doctor was a step up on the social ladder.

    She was high enough on the corporate ladder to take time off whenever she wanted.

  2. 3
    British a long thin hole in stockings or tights. The American word is run.
  3. 4
    a list of the names of all the players in a sports competition in order, with the best player at the top


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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