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master

noun [C]  us   /ˈmæs·tər/

master noun [C] (CONTROL)

(female mistress) a person who controls something or someone: I always wanted to start my own business, because I like being my own master.

master noun [C] (SKILLED PERSON)

a person who is very skilled in a particular job or activity: Everyone knew he was a master of compromise. This painting is clearly the work of a master. He is a master chef/craftsman.

master noun [C] (ORIGINAL)

an original of something, such as a document, recording, or film, from which copies can be made

master

verb [T]  us   /ˈmæs·tər/

master verb [T] (BECOME SKILLED PERSON)

to become skilled at something: She quickly mastered the art of interviewing people.
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