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verb     major pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlemajoring
past tensemajored
past participlemajored

phrasal verbs

major in

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theymajor in
he/she/itmajors in
present participlemajoring in
past tensemajored in
past participlemajored in
mainly American
major in something to study something as your main subject at college or university

major on

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theymajor on
he/she/itmajors on
present participlemajoring on
past tensemajored on
past participlemajored on
major on (doing) something to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

The US has majored on getting food to the refugees.

When someone asked me how my day went, I majored on the things that went wrong rather than the good things.

This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 14/08/2014


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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