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English definition of “function as sth/sb”

function as sth/sb

phrasal verb with function     /ˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ verb [I]
to perform the purpose of a particular thing or the duties of a particular person : We have a spare bedroom that also functions as a study .FunctioningPerforming a functionPerforming a functionFunctioning
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