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view main entry for polysyllable noun  /ˈpɒliˌsɪləb(ə)l/
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  /ˌpɒlisɪˈlæbɪk/ adjective
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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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