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picnic

noun [C]  /ˈpɪk·nɪk/ us  
a meal you take to a place outside to be eaten there in an informal way, or an occasion on which such a meal is eaten: a church picnic infml A picnic is also any pleasant activity: Did you think law school would be a picnic? Filing tax returns is no picnic.
picnic
verb [I]  /ˈpɪk·nɪk/ (present participle picnicking, past tense and past participle picnicked) us  
We can picnic in the park.
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