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English definition of “till”


verb [T]  /tɪl/ us  

till verb [T] (PREPARE LAND)

to prepare and use land for growing crops: to till the soil


noun [C]  /tɪl/ us  

till noun [C] (MONEY CONTAINER)

a drawer where money is kept in a store: fig. We suspected him of dipping into the till (= stealing money from the store).
(Definition of till verb, noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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