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prostitutepros‧ti‧tute1 /ˈprɒstɪtjuːt $ ˈprɑːstɪtuːt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 BOSYsomeone, especially a woman, who earns money by having sex with people
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prostituteShe didn't look like a prostitute. She wasn't even wearing any make-up.Female prostitutes also can infect their unborn babies.Male prostitutes lined the street looking for customers.Twelve percent of women's Oscars have gone to actresses playing prostitutes, with or without hearts of gold.In the evenings the prostitutes would like the streets, calling out to passing men.
prostituteprostitute2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive] if someone prostitutes a skill, ability, important principle etc, they use it in a way that does not show its true value, usually to earn money 🔊 Friends from the theater criticized him for prostituting his talent in the movies.2 prostitute yourself→ See Verb table
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prostituteFriends from the theater criticized him for prostituting his talent in movies.He does not prostitute his talents.Yes, I have prostituted myself for the sake of art.They'd imagine me prostituting myself, or on the hard stuff.But health policy is often prostituted to the demands of industry and commerce.
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Verb table
prostitute
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyprostitute
he, she, itprostitutes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyprostituted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave prostituted
he, she, ithas prostituted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad prostituted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill prostitute
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have prostituted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam prostituting
he, she, itis prostituting
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you, we, theyare prostituting
Past
I, he, she, itwas prostituting
you, we, theywere prostituting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been prostituting
he, she, ithas been prostituting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been prostituting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be prostituting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been prostituting
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