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ticket

noun [C]  us   /ˈtɪk·ɪt/

ticket noun [C] (PROOF OF PAYMENT)

a small card that shows that the person holding it has paid for an activity: an airline/train ticket a movie/concert/theater ticket Have you bought your ticket yet?

ticket noun [C] (LEGAL NOTICE)

an official piece of paper that tells someone that a traffic law has been broken: a speeding/parking ticket Carla got a ticket for making a U-turn on a bridge.

ticket noun [C] (POLITICAL GROUP)

a group of people from one political party who are trying to get elected at one time: She’s running on the Democratic and Independent tickets.

ticket

verb [T]  us   /ˈtɪk·ət/

ticket verb [T] (GIVE LEGAL NOTICE)

to give a ticket to someone who has broken a traffic law: Charles was ticketed for speeding.
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