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slum

noun [C]  /slʌm/ us  
a very poor and crowded area of a city: She works with children in a rough New Jersey slum.

slum

verb [I]  /slʌm/ (-mm-) infml us  
to visit a slum, or to work doing something that is not suitable: Did you feel you were slumming by writing this kind of popular fiction?
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