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big

adjective (IMPORTANT)    /bɪɡ/ (bigger, biggest)
A2 important, because of being powerful, or having a lot of influence or a serious effect: He had a big decision to make. There's a big difference between starting up a business and just talking about it. The big story in the news this week is the minister's resignation. The four biggest banks are all planning to cut their service charges.Very important or urgent be big somewhere/in sth informal to be important or famous in a particular place or type of work: They're big in Japan, but no one's heard of them here.Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people C1 informal If a product or activity is big, it is extremely popular: Hip-hop is still big today.Liked, or not liked, by many people
(Definition of big adjective (IMPORTANT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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