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March 2017: new words added!

We have added 200 new words and meanings to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary online.

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Word of the Month

Why use a whole word when half a word will do? This month we’re looking at awks and other contracted words, some well established and some very new.

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Word of the Day


to remove a cover or curtain from…