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enemy

noun     /ˈen.ə.mi/
B1 [C] a person who hates or opposes another person and tries to harm them or stop them from doing something: He's made a few enemies in this company . Max stole Lee's girlfriend and they've been enemies ever since. political enemiesEnemies and rivals B2 [C usually singular] a country , or the armed forces of a country , that is at war with another country : The enemy had succeeded in stopping our supplies from getting through. an attack by enemy aircraft enemy forces / territory Enemies and rivals the enemy of sth literary something that harms something else : Familiarity is the enemy of desire .Enemies and rivals
(Definition of enemy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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