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Definition of oats noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • grain grown in cool countries as food for animals and for making flour, oatmeal, etc. see also oat
  • Idioms
    sow (your) wild oats
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    (of young men) to go through a period of wild behavior while young, especially having a lot of romantic or sexual relationships He wants to leave home, sow his wild oats and learn about life.
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