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breakfast

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈbrek.fəst/
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.
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breakfast

verb [I] uk   us   /ˈbrek.fəst/ formal
to eat breakfast: She usually breakfasts alone. They breakfasted hurriedly on coffee and toast (= ate coffee and toast for breakfast).
Translations of “breakfast”
in Arabic فُطور…
in Korean 아침…
in Malaysian sarapan pagi…
in French petit déjeuner…
in Turkish kahvaltı…
in Italian prima colazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 早餐…
in Russian завтрак…
in Polish śniadanie…
in Vietnamese bữa sáng…
in Spanish desayuno…
in Portuguese café da manhã…
in Thai อาหารเช้า…
in German das Frühstück…
in Catalan esmorzar…
in Japanese 朝食, 朝ご飯…
in Indonesian sarapan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 早餐…
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