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medal

noun [C] uk   /ˈmed.əl/ us  
B2 a small metal disc, with words or a picture on it, given as a reward for a brave action, for winning a competition, or to remember a special event: He was awarded a medal for bravery. She won three Olympic gold medals.
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medal

verb [I] uk   /ˈmed.əl/ (-ll- or -l-) us  
to win a medal in a sports competition: She medalled in both the heptathlon and the long jump.
Translations of “medal”
in Korean 메달…
in Arabic ميدالْية…
in French médaille…
in Turkish madalya…
in Italian medaglia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獎章, 獎牌, 勳章…
in Russian медаль…
in Polish medal…
in Spanish medalla…
in Portuguese medalha…
in German die Medaille, der Orden…
in Catalan medalla…
in Japanese メダル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奖章, 奖牌, 勋章…
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