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apprentice

noun [C] uk   /əˈpren.tɪs/ us    /-t̬ɪs/
someone who has agreed to work for a skilled person for a particular period of time and often for low payment, in order to learn that person's skills: Most of the work was done by apprentices. an apprentice carpenterInexperienced people and lack of experienceStudents and pupils

apprentice

verb [T usually passive] uk   /əˈpren.tɪs/ us    /-t̬ɪs/ old-fashioned
to make someone an apprentice: Michelangelo was apprenticed to Ghirlandaio in Florence for three years.Teaching in general
(Definition of apprentice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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