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phrasal verb [transitive] American
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyname for
he/she/itnames for
present participlenaming for
past tensenamed for
past participlenamed for
  1. name something for someone/something to give a place or an object the same name as a person or another thing

    The prize is named for the late Mexican writer, Juan Rulfo.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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