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harehare1 /heə $ her/ noun (plural hare or hares) [countable]  HBAan animal like a rabbit but larger, which can run very quickly
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hareThe only terminal casualty of this extraordinary occurrence, apart from the aeroplane, was a hare which it struck on landing.But hare and even the odd gazelle were available locally.As her scythe moved mechanically through the bean field, a sandy-colored hare was startled out of its hiding place.Then he took off in fast flight, and l saw him in vigorous chase after a snowshoe hare.And the rich, savoury smell of the hare drifted down to meet her, turning her stomach.Wild hare, unfortunately, is quite difficult to find.Younger hares take well to marinating and roasting rare; older ones need to be braised or stewed.
harehare2 verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]  British English informalRUN to run or go very fasthare off He hared off down the road.→ See Verb table
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hareHe might be strong in his own opinions but he did not go haring off on his own.They didn't come haring towards them as if the mere sight of them was the best thing that had happened all day.We can't just go haring off into the city like that.Why the devil do you think I came haring over here?Small's nephew stood behind the firing squad and trained a searchlight back and forth as we hared across the fields.It still needed a fine catch from Crowe, who hared back to wide mid-on and sprawled towards the boundary.Then he scrambled to his feet and hared off between the trees.
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Verb table
hare (BrE)
Simple Form
I, you, we, theyhare (BrE)
he, she, ithares (BrE)
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhared (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hared
he, she, ithas hared
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hared
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hare
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hared
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