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English definition of “bye”

bye

noun [C]     /baɪ/
If someone is given a bye, they are allowed to miss out part of a competition and continue to the next stage without having to win anything: European teams were granted a bye into the third round of the Cup.
(Definition of bye noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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