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English definition of “beer”


noun     /bɪər/ US  /bɪr/
A1 [U or C] an alcoholic drink made from grain and hops (= a type of plant): He asked for a pint of beer. This beer is brewed in Mexico.Beer and cider A1 [C] a glass or container of this drink: After a hard day's work I enjoy a beer or two.Beer and cider
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