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Definition of belong verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they belong
    he / she / it belongs
    past simple belonged
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  1. 1(not used in the progressive tenses)
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to be in the right or suitable place Where do these plates belong (= where are they kept)? Are you sure these documents belong together? Several of the points you raise do not belong in this discussion. A person like that does not belong in teaching.
  3. 3[intransitive] to feel comfortable and happy in a particular situation or with a particular group of people I don't feel as if I belong here.
  4. Phrasal Verbsbelong to somebodybelong to something
noun [uncountable] to feel a sense of belonging
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: belong

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