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English definition of “both”


pronoun, adjective [not gradable]    /boʊθ/
used to refer to two people or things together: Would you like milk or sugar or both in your coffee ? If both parents work , who will care for the kids ? Are both of us invited , or just you? Keep both hands on the steering wheel .
(Definition of both pronoun, adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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