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breakfast

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈbrek.fəst/ us  
A1 a meal eaten in the morning as the first meal of the day: What do you want for breakfast? Jane never eats breakfast. She arrived shortly after breakfast. Breakfast is served in the dining room from 8.30 till 10.00. I love to eat breakfast in bed on Saturdays.Meals and parts of meals

breakfast

verb [I] uk   /ˈbrek.fəst/ formal us  
to eat breakfast: She usually breakfasts alone. They breakfasted hurriedly on tea and toast (= ate tea and toast for breakfast).EatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
(Definition of breakfast from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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