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vest

noun [C]  /vest/ us  

vest noun [C] (CLOTHING)

a piece of clothing like a coat without sleeves that reaches to the waist: My grandfather always wore his vest buttoned up. The state requires that there be a life vest for each person in the boat. Br A vest is an undershirt .

vest

verb [T]  /vest/ fml us  

vest verb [T] (GIVE POWER TO)

to give someone or something the power to do something: Political power is now vested in an elected parliament.
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