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because

conjunction uk   /bɪˈkəz/ /-ˈkɒz/ us    /-ˈkɑːz/
A1 for the reason that: "Why did you do it?" "Because Carlos told me to". We can't go to Julia's party because we're going away that weekend. Just because I'm lending you my dress for tonight doesn't mean you can borrow it whenever you want to.informal Have you been away, because (= the reason I am asking is that) we haven't seen you recently?
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