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Definition of den noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a room in a house where people go to relax, watch television, etc.
  2. 2the hidden home of some types of wild animals a bear's/lion's den
  3. 3(disapproving) a place where people meet in secret, especially for some illegal or immoral activity a den of thieves a drinking/gambling den He thought of New York as a den of iniquity.
  4. 4a group of Cub Scouts
  5. Idioms
    the lion's den
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    a difficult situation in which you have to face a person or people who are unfriendly or aggressive toward you
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