Definition of manicure verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

manicure

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈmænɪkjʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænɪkjʊr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they manicure
BrE BrE//ˈmænɪkjʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænɪkjʊr//
 
he / she / it manicures
BrE BrE//ˈmænɪkjʊəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænɪkjʊrz//
 
past simple manicured
BrE BrE//ˈmænɪkjʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænɪkjʊrd//
 
past participle manicured
BrE BrE//ˈmænɪkjʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænɪkjʊrd//
 
-ing form manicuring
BrE BrE//ˈmænɪkjʊərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænɪkjʊrɪŋ//
 
 
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manicure something to care for and treat your hands and nails Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French, from Latin manus ‘hand’ + cura ‘care’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: manicure

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