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lunch

noun [C/U]  /lʌntʃ/ us  
a meal eaten in the middle of the day, or the food prepared for this meal: [U] We had soup and sandwiches for lunch. [C] I take my lunch to work.
lunch
verb [I]  /lʌntʃ/ us  
We lunched on crackers and cheese.
Translations of “lunch”
in Korean 점심…
in Arabic غَذاء…
in French dîner…
in Turkish öğle yemeği…
in Italian pasto del mezzogiorno, pranzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 午餐,午飯…
in Russian обед…
in Polish lunch…
in Spanish almuerzo, comida…
in Portuguese almoço…
in German das Mittagessen…
in Catalan dinar…
in Japanese 昼ごはん, 昼食…
in Chinese (Simplified) 午餐,午饭…
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