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Definition of goodbye exclamation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    goodbye

     exclamation,noun
    exclamation, noun
    NAmE//ˌɡʊdˈbaɪ//
     
    , NAmE//ɡəˈbaɪ//
     
     
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  1. 1  used when you are leaving someone or when someone else is leaving Goodbye! It was great to meet you. She didn't even say goodbye to her mother. Say goodbye to Mary for me. We waved them goodbye. We've already said our goodbyes. Kiss me goodbye!
  2. 2(figurative) Buy our service contract and say goodbye to costly repair bills. compare bye
  3. Idioms
    kiss something goodbye (informal)
     
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    to accept that you will lose something or be unable to do something Well, you can kiss your chances of promotion goodbye.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: goodbye

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