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Definition of bad noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bad

 noun
noun
NAmE//bæd//
 
the bad [uncountable]
 
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  • bad people, things, or events You will always have the bad as well as the good in the world.
  • Idioms
    my bad (informal)
     
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    used when you are admitting that something is your fault or that you have made a mistake I'm sorry—my bad. That was my bad.
    go to the bad (old-fashioned)
     
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    to begin behaving in an immoral way I hate to see you going to the bad.
    take the bad with the good
     
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    to accept the bad aspects of something as well as the good ones
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bad