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English definition of “loaf”

loaf

noun uk   /ləʊf/ us    /loʊf/ (plural loaves)

loaf noun (BREAD)

B2 [C] bread that is shaped and baked in a single piece and can be sliced for eating: two loaves of white bread

loaf noun (FOOD)

[C or U] a dish made of meat or vegetables cut into small pieces then pressed together and cooked in a single solid piece: meat/nut loaf

loaf

verb [I] uk   /ləʊf/ us    /loʊf/ informal
to avoid activity, especially work: Stop loafing (about/around) and get on with cleaning the windows!
(Definition of loaf from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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