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English definition of “for years”

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for years

B1 for a long time: Roz and I have been going there for years. ( also in years) since a long time ago: I haven't seen my uncle for/in years.
Translations of “for years”
in Chinese (Traditional) 很久,好長時間, 很久以來…
in Chinese (Simplified) 很久,好长时间, 很久以来…
(Definition of for years from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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