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noun meat pronunciation in British English /miːt/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the flesh of an animal or bird eaten as food
    1. a.
      [countable] a particular type of meat
      You can choose from a selection of meats.
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] informal interesting or important parts of something such as a book, film, or newspaper article
    a lot of nice words but not much meat
    the meat of something: Let’s examine the meat of her argument.


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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