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cold

2 noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
cold2
1 [countable]MI a common illness that makes it difficult to breathe through your nose and often makes your throat hurt:
I' ve got a bad cold.
Keep your feet dry so you don't catch a cold (=become ill).
common cold
2 [uncountable] also the cold a low temperature or cold weather:
I was shivering with cold.
Don't go out in the cold without your coat!
you'll catch your death of cold (=used to warn someone that they may become very ill if they do not keep themselves warm in cold weather) British English
3

come in from the cold

to become accepted or recognized, especially by a powerful group of people
4

leave somebody out in the cold

informal to not include someone in an activity:
He chose to favour us one at a time and the others were left out in the cold.

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