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baggage

noun [U] uk   /ˈbæɡ.ɪdʒ/ us  

baggage noun [U] (BAGS)

B1 all the suitcases and bags that you take with you when you travel: How many pieces of baggage do you have? We had to pay extra for our excess baggage (= our bags and suitcases that weighed more than was allowed).
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baggage noun [U] (FEELINGS)

C2 the beliefs and feelings that influence how you think and behave: We all carry a lot of emotional baggage around with us.
Translations of “baggage”
in Korean 수하물…
in Arabic أمْتِعة…
in French bagages…
in Turkish bagaj, eşya, şu an içinde bulunulan hali de etkileyen geçmişten gelen hisler ve tecrübeler…
in Italian bagaglio, bagagli…
in Chinese (Traditional) 旅行袋, 行李…
in Russian багаж, опыт…
in Polish bagaż…
in Spanish equipaje…
in Portuguese bagagem…
in German das Gepäck…
in Catalan equipatge…
in Japanese (旅行の)荷物, 手荷物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旅行袋, 行李…
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