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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishabroada‧broad /əˈbrɔːd $ əˈbrɒːd/ ●●● S2 W3 adverb  1 FOREIGNTRAVELin or to a foreign country I’ve never lived abroad before. She often goes abroad on business. We never travelled abroad when we were kids. A lot of goods are imported from abroad. The books about Harry Potter have been very popular, both at home and abroad.2 formal if a feeling, piece of news etc is abroad, a lot of people feel it or know about it There were rumours abroad that she was planning to resign.GRAMMAR: ComparisonabroadYou go abroad or study abroad. Don’t use a preposition before abroad. Don’t say: go to abroad | study in abroad a foreign countryYou go to a foreign country or study in a foreign country.
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abroadCorporations do not want their commercial secrets spread abroad.He considers such maneuverings a ridiculous way to run a government and still potentially hazardous to the credit markets here and abroad.In addition Norman's capacity for enjoyment made him an excellent companion on their trips abroad.You may have to pay taxes, even if you are living and working abroad.At the base library he found a catalogue listing the names of colleges abroad.Our daughter wants to study abroad for a year.For instance, an extra demand at home or abroad for goods made either cheaper or better by electronics will add to employment.Katya will make her first trip abroad next month.Mr Harris is abroad on business this week.He's off abroad or swigging sherry in some London drawing-room.Kim has managed to exploit the barrage of pressure from abroad to force through changes.Everyone has to meet global competition from those abroad who do have lower wages.lived abroadEdward rented it from a woman who lived abroad, a woman he had never met, and it suited him perfectly.Sir Charles had lived abroad and made his money there.
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