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English definition of “slum”

slum

verb [I]    /slʌm/ (-mm-) infml
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?
(Definition of slum verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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