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verb
  1. 1
    used for forming the progressive tenses of verbs, that are used for showing actions that are in progress at a particular point in time

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  2. 2
    used for forming the passive form of verbs

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  3. 4
    used for saying how someone behaves, or for telling them how to behave

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  4. 5
    formal to exist

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food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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