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breast

noun uk   /brest/ us  

breast noun (WOMAN)

B1 [C] either of the two soft, rounded parts of a woman's chest that produce milk after she has a baby: When a woman becomes pregnant her breasts tend to grow larger. breast cancer Do you think she's had breast implants?
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breast noun (BIRD/ANIMAL)

[C] the front part of a bird's body: A robin is easy to identify because of its red breast. [U or C] the meat from the front part of the body of a bird or other animal: I had a cold chicken breast and a salad for lunch. breast of turkey pigeon breasts

breast noun (CLOTHING)

[C] the part of a piece of clothing that covers a person's chest: He put a silk hanky in his breast pocket (= a pocket on the top front part of a shirt or coat).

breast noun (CHEST)

[C] literary a person's chest: The dagger entered his breast. [C] literary the centre of a person's feelings: A feeling of love surged in his breast.
Translations of “breast”
in Korean 가슴, 가슴살…
in Arabic ثَدي, نَهْد, لَحم الصدْر…
in French sein, poitrine…
in Turkish göğüs, meme, kuşların göğüs kısmı…
in Italian seno, petto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女性, 乳房…
in Russian грудь, грудка…
in Polish pierś…
in Spanish pecho, seno, mama…
in Portuguese seio, peito…
in German die Brust…
in Catalan pit…
in Japanese (女性の)胸, 乳房, (鶏などの)胸肉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女性, 乳房…
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