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express

verb [T]  us   /ɪkˈspres/

express verb [T] (SHOW)

to show a feeling or idea by what you say or do or by how you look: She’s expressed interest in doing some camping. Several victims expressed disappointment at the small amount of money they were offered. He wrote to express his sympathy after the death of her mother. The program tries to get students to express themselves verbally.

express

adjective  us   /ɪkˈspres/

express adjective (FAST)

[not gradable] (esp. of transportation or a service) fast, or direct: The express train makes very few stops.

express adjective (CLEAR)

clearly and intentionally stated: It was her express wish that art collection be given to the university’s museum.

express

noun [C]  us   /ɪkˈspres/

express noun [C] (TRAIN/BUS)

a train or bus that does not stop at many places on its route and therefore is faster in getting people to where they want to go: Change here to get the express.
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