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debut

noun [C] uk   /ˈdeɪ.bju/ us  
C1 the occasion when someone performs or presents something to the public for the first time: She made her professional stage debut in Swan Lake. He started as an actor, making his debut as a director in 1990. her debut (= first) album

debut

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈdeɪ.bju/ us  
to perform or be introduced to the public for the first time: The programme debuted last year to great acclaim.
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