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English definition of “jungle”

jungle

noun [S] (SITUATION)    /ˈdʒʌŋ.ɡl̩/ 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
(Definition of jungle noun (SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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