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jungle

noun uk   /ˈdʒʌŋ.ɡl̩/ us  

jungle noun (FOREST)

B1 [C or U] a tropical forest in which trees and plants grow very closely together: The Yanomami people live in the South American jungle. Either side of the river is dense, impenetrable jungle.Forestry

jungle noun (UNTIDY PLACE)

[S] an uncontrolled or confusing mass of things: Our garden is a real jungle. a jungle of electronic equipmentDirt and untidiness

jungle noun (SITUATION)

[S] informal a situation in which it is difficult to succeed because a lot of people are competing against each other: You've got to be determined in this life - it's a jungle out there, kid.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportExperiencing difficulties

jungle noun (MUSIC)

[U] a type of popular dance music with an extremely fast rhythm and a low range of musical notesPop, rock and soulTypes of music
(Definition of jungle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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