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English definition of “machine”

machine

noun [C] (GROUP OF PEOPLE)    /məˈʃiːn/
a group of people who control and organize something: Churchill's war machine The party machine has swung into action with its preparation for the election. It's now up to the government's propaganda machine to restore the prime minister's image.Groups of people
(Definition of machine noun (GROUP OF PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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