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English definition of “sin”

sin

noun [C/U]    /sɪn/
an act of breaking a religious law , or such acts considered together: [C] In most religions , stealing is regarded as a sin. A sin is also anything considered wrong : [C] It is not a sin to drop your kid off at soccer practice and stay in the car to read a book . sin    /sɪn/ verb [I] (-nn-) I don't think there's a good way to say I have sinned .
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