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Topic: FOOD DISH

Language: Old English
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bread

noun
     
bread
bread S2 W3 [uncountable]
1DFF a type of food made from flour and water that is mixed together and then baked:
Would you like some bread with your soup?
the smell of fresh bread
Could you cut me a slice of bread please?
white/brown/rye etc bread
a brown bread sandwich
2

your/somebody's bread and butter

informal the work that provides you with most of the money that you need in order to live:
Writing is my bread and butter.
3

know which side your bread is buttered on

informal to know which people to be nice to in order to get advantages for yourself
4 old-fashioned informal money
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