Definition of experience verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    experience

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪkˈspɪriəns//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they experience
     
    he / she / it experiences
     
    past simple experienced
     
    -ing form experiencing
     
     
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  1. 1experience something to have a particular situation affect you or happen to you The country experienced a foreign currency shortage for several months. Everyone experiences these problems at some time in their lives.
  2. 2experience something to have and be aware of a particular emotion or physical feeling to experience pain/pleasure/unhappiness I experienced a moment of panic as I boarded the plane.
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