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map

2 verb
     
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map2 past tense and past participle mapped, present participle mapping [transitive]
1TC to make a map of a particular area:
He spent the next fifteen years mapping the Isle of Anglesey.
2TM to discover or show information about something, especially about its shape or arrangement, or how it moves or works:
The points at which stress and anxiety emerge can be mapped.

map onto something

phrasal verb
to match something or have a direct relationship with something

map something ↔ out

phrasal verb
to plan carefully how something will happen:
Her own future had been mapped out for her by wealthy and adoring parents.

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