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belong

verb uk   /bɪˈlɒŋ/ us    /-ˈlɑːŋ/
B2 [I + adv/prep] to be in the right place or a suitable place: This table belongs in the sitting room. Where do these spoons belong? These papers belong with the others.Being suitable or unsuitable B2 [I] to feel happy or comfortable in a situation: After three years in Cambridge, I finally feel as if I belong here.Comfortable and uncomfortable
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