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dud

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishduddud /dʌd/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 USELESSsomething that is useless, especially because it does not work correctly 🔊 Several of the fireworks were duds.2 → duds —dud adjective 🔊 a dud light bulb
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dudâ€Ē Critics have labeled the new telescope a dud.â€Ē I've learnt about 60 I suppose overall and half of them are duds naughty words or words for something completely different.â€Ē Pauley's last performance was a major dud.â€Ē There were no duds among the three 1992 Piedmont wines I tried.â€Ē There are a couple of duds on Double Good Everything but there's also a sharper sense of purpose.â€Ē Even with the advantages of other income sources, studios depend on a few hits to pay for a large number of duds.
From Longman Business Dictionaryduddud /dʌd/ noun [countable] informal something that is useless or of bad quality, especially because it does not work correctlyThe new system turned out to be a market dud. —dud adjectivedud results from biotech companies
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