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coast

noun [C] uk   /kəʊst/  us   /koʊst/
B1 the land next to or close to the sea: Rimini is a thriving resort on the east coast of Italy. The accident happened three miles off the coast (= in the sea three miles from land). We spent a week by/on the coast (= by the sea).coast to coast from one side of the country to the other: We travelled across America coast to coast. mainly US in every part of a country: The visiting politician received coast-to-coast media attention.
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verb [I] uk   /kəʊst/  us   /koʊst/
to move forward in a vehicle without using the engine, usually down a hill: At the top of the hill I switched off the engine and we just coasted down the other side. to progress or succeed without any effort or difficulty: While I struggled, my sister coasted through school with top grades.
Translations of “coast”
in Arabic سَاحِل…
in Korean 해안…
in Malaysian pantai…
in French cte…
in Turkish sahil, kıyı, deniz kenarı…
in Italian costa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海岸, 沿海地區…
in Russian побережье…
in Polish wybrzeże…
in Vietnamese bờ biển…
in Spanish costa, litoral…
in Portuguese costa…
in Thai ชายฝั่ง…
in German die Küste…
in Catalan costa…
in Japanese 海岸…
in Indonesian pantai…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海岸, 沿海地区…
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