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comb

noun [C]  us   /koʊm/

comb noun [C] (HAIR TOOL)

a strip of plastic, wood, or metal with a row of long, narrow parts along one side, which is used to arrange or hold the hair: Combs have been used from ancient times by women to hold and fix their hair.

comb

verb [T]  us   /koʊm/

comb verb [T] (SEARCH)

to search a place or an area very carefully: The police combed the surrounding woods for evidence.

comb verb [T] (USE HAIR TOOL)

to arrange your hair by pulling a comb through it: She combed her hair and put on some lipstick.
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