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addaword.gifdefinition of because

preposition
when followed directly by a noun, adjective, verb, etc an informal and concise way of giving the reason for something, especially in order to suggest that there is no need to go into detail
'Because' has become a preposition, because grammar. | I'm late because YouTube. | Skipping lunch today because sleep.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/06/2014 15:43:00
Definition of because from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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