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English definition of “cause”

cause

verb [T]     /kɔːz/ US  /kɑːz/
B2 to make something happen , especially something bad : The difficult driving conditions caused several accidents . [+ obj + to infinitive ] The bright light caused her to blink . Most heart attacks are caused by blood clots . [+ two objects] I hope the children haven't caused you too much trouble .Causing things to happen
(Definition of cause verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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