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neglect

verb [I/T]  us   /nɪˈɡlekt/
to fail to give needed care or attention to someone or something: [T] She had neglected the program and allowed student interest in it to fall off. [I] He neglected to tell his employer that he would be taking the day off.
neglect
noun [U]  us   /nɪˈɡlekt/
The park was in a sorry state of neglect.
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