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Definition of detail verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈditeɪl//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they detail
    he / she / it details
    past simple detailed
    -ing form detailing
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    give facts/information
  1. 1detail something to give a list of facts or all the available information about something The brochure details all the hotels in the area and their facilities.
  2. order soldier
  3. 2[often passive] detail somebody (to do something) to give an official order to someone, especially a soldier, to do a particular task Several of the men were detailed to form a search party.
  4. clean car
  5. 3
    detail something to clean a car extremely thoroughly He got work for a while detailing cars.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: detail

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