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English definition of “braid”


verb [I/T] (ARRANGE HAIR)   /breɪd/
to join three or more lengths of hair or other material by putting them over each other in a special pattern : [I/T] My sister taught me how to braid (my hair ).
(Definition of braid verb (ARRANGE HAIR) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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