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crocodile

noun [C] uk   /ˈkrɒk.ə.daɪl/ us    /ˈkrɑː.kə-/ (plural crocodiles or crocodile)

crocodile noun [C] (ANIMAL)

B2 (informal croc,   /krɒk/    /krɑːk/) a large reptile with a hard skin that lives in and near rivers and lakes in hot, wet parts of the world. It is like an alligator, but it usually has a longer and narrower nose: a crocodile-infested swampReptile and amphibian names

crocodile noun [C] (LINE)

UK informal a line of people, especially children, who are walking in pairsThings collected in lines or rings
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