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enemy

noun uk   /ˈen.ə.mi/ us  
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/territoryEnemies and rivals the enemy of sth literary something that harms something else: Familiarity is the enemy of desire.Enemies and rivals
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