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Definition of swine noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. swine)
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  1. 1swine [plural] (old use or technology) pigs a herd of swine swine fever (= a disease of pigs)
  2. 2[countable] (informal) an unpleasant person He's an arrogant little swine!
  3. Idioms
    cast, throw, etc. pearls before swine
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    to give or offer valuable things to people who do not understand their value
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: swine