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hood

noun [C] uk   /hʊd/ us  

hood noun [C] (CLOTHING)

B2 part of a piece of clothing that can be pulled up to cover the top and back of the head: The coat has a detachable hood. a bag that is put over someone's head so that they cannot see or be recognized: The prisoners had been tortured and made to wear hoods.
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hood noun [C] (COVER)

a part that covers or shelters a piece of equipment: The hood over the air vent is loose.

hood noun [C] (CAR)

US ( UK bonnet) the metal cover over the part of a car where the engine is: I looked under the hood and clouds of smoke poured out.

hood noun [C] (PLACE)

US slang ( also 'hood) a poor neighbourhood: When he started he was just a poor boy from the hood - now he's a multimillionaire.
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