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teen

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishteenteen1 /tiːn/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 American English informalSYYOUNG a teenager2 teens
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teenMarijuana use by teens doubled between 1992 and 1995.The teen said yes, Arancibia told police, and the three teens surrounded the couple.The law exempts youths accompanied by adults, working teens and married teens.
Related topics: Youth
teenteen2 adjective [only before noun] informal  SSYrelating to teenagers or used by teenagers syn teenage a rock star and teen idol a teen magazine
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teenteen actressesYes, teen birth rates have gone down a little of late.The resulting book falls somewhere between the teen diary / confessional genre and the academic feminist treatise.There is a growing recognition of the debilitating effects of teen drug use, teen pregnancy and violence.Brown is a big color at the teen level.Next up could be photos in teen magazines and fan letters.So alarming is the frequency of adolescent childbirth that President Clinton recently announced a community-oriented campaign to prevent teen pregnancy.teen smokingIn fact, over the past four years, total teen volunteer hours increased by a magnificent 17 percent.
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