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floor

noun  us   /flɔr, floʊr/

floor noun (SURFACE)

[C] the flat surface that you walk on when you are inside a building: a tile floor hardwood floors The children sat on the floor.

floor noun (LEVEL OF BUILDING)

[C] a level of a building; a story : They rented office space on the second floor. Note: In the US, the first floor of a building is usually at ground level.

floor noun (BOTTOM)

[C usually sing] the bottom surface of the sea, a forest, a valley, etc.: Submarines were exploring the ocean floor for signs of the wreck.

floor noun (OPEN SPACE)

[C usually sing] a public space for having formal discussions: The proposition was discussed on the Senate floor. The chairman said that he would now take questions from the floor (= from the ordinary people at the meeting).

floor

verb [T]  us   /flɔr, floʊr/

floor verb [T] (SURPRISE)

to surprise or shock someone: She was completely floored when she heard that he was leaving the country.

floor verb [T] (GO FAST)

to drive a car as fast as it will go: His buddy started the car and floored it.
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