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breast

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human, Birds, Food, dish
breastbreast1 /brest/ ●●● S3 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HBHBODYwoman’s body [countable] one of the two round raised parts on a woman’s chest that produce milk when she has a baby πŸ”Š These bras are specially designed for women with large breasts. πŸ”Š breast milk πŸ”Š breast cancerbare-breasted/small-breasted etc2 chestCHEST [countable]HBH written the part of your body between your neck and your stomach πŸ”Š Dick cradled her photograph against his breast.3 birdPART OF A BIRD [countable]HBB the front part of a bird’s body, below its neck πŸ”Š a robin with a red breastred-breasted/white-breasted etc πŸ”Š red-breasted geese4 meatMEAT [uncountable]DFF meat that comes from the front part of the body of a bird such as a chicken πŸ”Š turkey breast5 clothes [countable usually singular] the part of a jacket, shirt etc that covers the top part of your chest β†’ double-breasted, single-breasted6 β†’ make a clean breast of it/things7 emotionsEMOTIONS [countable] literaryFEEL HAPPY/FRIGHTENED/BORED ETC where your feelings of sadness, love, anger, fear etc come from πŸ”Š a troubled breast β†’ beat your breast at beat1(31), β†’ chimney breast
Examples from the Corpus
breastβ€’ breast cancerβ€’ A variety of experimental technologies are being tested in the effort to find better ways to diagnose breast cancer, Blumenthal said.β€’ Fill the terrine with layers of forcemeat and guinea fowl breast.β€’ His arms were folded across his breast.β€’ Nate kept patting his breast pockets, looking for his pipe.β€’ I consoled him at my breast when he wept.β€’ Remove breasts before the leg-thigh pieces, while still springy and juicy, and keep warm.β€’ Anger swelled the young man's breast.
breastbreast2 verb [transitive] formal πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 TOPto reach the top of a hill or slope2 PUSHto push against something with your chestβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
breastβ€’ He drove out of Brighton cheerfully enough, munching his sandwich, climbing the London road until he had breasted the Downs.
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Verb table
breast
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybreast
he, she, itbreasts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybreasted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave breasted
he, she, ithas breasted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad breasted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill breast
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have breasted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam breasting
he, she, itis breasting
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you, we, theyare breasting
Past
I, he, she, itwas breasting
you, we, theywere breasting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been breasting
he, she, ithas been breasting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been breasting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be breasting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been breasting
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