American English

Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

A dictionary for learners of American English

The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary is an advanced-level monolingual dictionary for learners of American English. It includes 145,000 words, phrases, and meanings and 85,500 examples showing how words are used.

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evacuate

to move people from a place of danger…