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Crusoe, Robinson

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCrusoe, RobinsonRobinson CrusoeCrusoe, Robinson 🔊 🔊 Robinson CrusoeRobinson CrusoeRobinson Cru‧soe /ˌrɒbənsən ˈkruːsəʊ $ ˌrɑː-/ 🔊 🔊 the main character in the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. When Robinson Crusoe’s ship sinks, he manages to reach a desert island (=a small tropical island with no people living on it) where he builds a home. Later he meets a black man who he calls Man Friday and who becomes his servant and friend. They are both finally discovered by a British ship and taken home. If someone lives alone on an island, people sometimes compare them to Robinson Crusoe 🔊 The explorer is a latter-day Robinson Crusoe.
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