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book

noun [C]  us   /bʊk/

book noun [C] (TEXT)

an object consisting of a number of pages of text or pictures fastened together along one edge and fixed inside two covers: The artist’s sketch books filled several shelves. A book is also a number of similar items fastened together inside a cover: a book of matches/stamps

book

verb  us   /bʊk/

book verb (ARRANGE)

[I/T] to arrange to have the use of a seat, room, etc. at a particular time in the future: [T] Our travel agent booked us on a flight to Paris. [I/T] Someone who books a performer arranges a performance: [T] They booked the Rolling Stones for two concerts in New York.

book verb (ACCUSE)

[T] to officially accuse someone of a crime: Detectives booked him for resisting arrest.
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