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English definition of “escort”

escort

noun (SOCIAL COMPANION)    /ˈes.kɔːt/ US  /-kɔːrt/
[C] a person who goes with another person as a partner to a social event : "But I can't go to the dance without an escort," she protested .Taking someone somewhere or telling them the wayFriends, acquaintances and contemporaries [C] someone who is paid to go out to social events with another person , and sometimes to have sex : He hired an escort to go to the dinner with him.Entertainers in general
(Definition of escort noun (SOCIAL COMPANION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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