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medal

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmed.əl/
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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verb [I] uk   us   /ˈmed.əl/ (-ll- or -l-)
to win a medal in a sports competition: She medalled in both the heptathlon and the long jump.
Translations of “medal”
in Arabic ميدالْية…
in Korean 메달…
in Malaysian pingat…
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 Vietnamese huân chương…
in Spanish medalla…
in Portuguese medalha…
in Thai เหรียญรางวัล…
in German die Medaille, der Orden…
in Catalan medalla…
in Japanese メダル…
in Indonesian medali…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奖章, 奖牌, 勋章…
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