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four

number uk   /fɔːr/ us    /fɔːr/
A1 the number 4: Most animals have four legs. Their little girl is nearly four.

four

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /fɔːr/ us    /fɔːr/
a team of four people in rowing, or the boat that they use hit a four in cricket, to get four runs by hitting the ball to the edge of the field
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