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Definition of lake noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(abbreviation L.)
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  •   a large area of water that is surrounded by land We swam in the lake. Lake Ontario
  • Idioms
    (go) jump in the lake (informal)
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    a rude way of telling someone to go away When he asked me for more money, I told him to jump in the lake.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lake