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Definition of berth noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a place to sleep on a ship or train, or in a camper synonym bunk a cabin with three berths
  2. 2a place where a ship or boat can stop and stay, usually in a harbor a berth in dock Water and electricity are supplied at each berth.
  3. Idioms
    give somebody/something a wide berth
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    to not go too near someone or something; to avoid someone or something He gave the dog a wide berth.
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