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beanbean1 /biːn/ ●●● S2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 VEGETABLEDFHBPa seed or a pod (=case containing seeds), that comes from a climbing plant and is cooked as food. There are very many types of beans 🔊 baked beans 🔊 Soak the beans overnight. 🔊 kidney beans 🔊 green beans2 PLANTHBPDFa plant that produces beans3 COFFEEDFa seed used in making some types of food or drinks 🔊 coffee beans 🔊 cocoa beans4 → be full of beans5 → not have a bean6 → not know/care beans (about somebody/something) → spill the beans at spill1(3), → not amount to a hill of beans at hill(5), → jelly bean
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bean• He doesn't have a bean, other than what we lend him.• The chicken version is filled with corn, black beans, peppers, onions, melted cheese and of course, chicken.• Collect bean canes and pea sticks.• chicken with rice and green beans• Seven dried lima beans, painted bright red.• Then I'd look at the fields of beans, glossy in the moonlight, hanging fat and glossy.• Ana got up, took a spoonful of bean mush and poked it into the child's mouth.• There was nothing he would rather eat than beans.• Drain the beans and place them in a saucepan with the bay leaves.• Soak the beans overnight before cooking.
beanbean2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 informalHIT to hit someone on the head with an object→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bean• Hughes got beaned by a wild pitch.
BeanBean 🔊 🔊 → Mr Bean
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybeaned
I, you, we, theyhave beaned
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he, she, ithas beaned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad beaned
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bean
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have beaned
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