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practice

noun  /ˈpræk·tɪs/ us  

practice noun (ACTION)

[U, not gradable] action rather than thought or ideas: It seemed like a good idea, but in practice it was a disaster. How soon will the new procedures be put into practice?

practice noun (REGULAR ACTIVITY)

[C/U] something that is usually or regularly done, often as a habit, tradition, or custom: [U] It was his usual practice to buy a newspaper every morning on the way to the office.

practice

verb (esp. Cdn Br practise)  /ˈpræk·tɪs/ us  

practice verb (TRAIN)

[I/T] to do or play something regularly or repeatedly in order to become skilled at it: [T] I’m good at tennis but I need to practice my serve.

practice verb (WORK)

[I/T] to do work of a particular type for which a lot of training is necessary: [T] The firm has been practicing law for over a hundred years.
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