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concertina

noun [C] uk   /ˌkɒn.səˈtiː.nə/ us    /ˌkɑːn.sɚ-/
a musical instrument with a folding middle part, which you play by pushing both ends together with the hands and pressing buttonsKeyboard instruments

concertina

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌkɒn.səˈtiː.nə/ us    /ˌkɑːn.sɚ-/ UK
to fold, crush, or push together: In the accident, several cars concertinaed into each other.figurative Could we concertina the three meetings into one morning?Squeezing and grinding
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