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porridgepor‧ridge /ˈpɒrɪdʒ $ ˈpɑː-, ˈpɔː-/ noun [uncountable]  1 DFoats that are cooked with milk or water and served hot for breakfast syn oatmeal American English2 British English informalSCJPRISON a period of time spent in prisondo porridge (=spend time in prison)
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porridgeShe bought bread and orange juice and cornflakes and porridge.Mixed protein dishes include cheese sandwiches, beans on toast and porridge that is made with milk.Eat plenty of wholefoods, such as wholemeal bread, rice and pasta, sugar-free cereals, porridge, nut pulses and seeds.The rush-hour traffic in the city centre had been as thick as a plate of home-made porridge!The magic porridge pot that has spewed forth riches in the past may work for us for a few decades more.Goldilocks had to choose which bowl of porridge to eat.Inside, Goldilocks discovered three bowls of porridge on the table and realized she was hungry.She put the porridge on to cook and started to sweep the room.
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