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English definition of “prostitute”

prostitute

noun [C]  /ˈprɑs·tɪˌtut/ us  
someone, usually a woman, who has sex with people for money

prostitute

verb [T]  /ˈprɑs·tɪˌtut/ us  
to sell yourself by having sex with people for money, or to force someone else to prostitute himself or herself: Hundreds of widowed or hungry women have had to prostitute themselves to survive.fig. Some critics say that he is prostituting his writing talent (= using it in a way that does not deserve respect, esp. to earn money).
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