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news

noun [U] uk   /njuːz/ us    /nuːz/
A2 information or reports about recent events: That's the best (piece of) news I've heard for a long time! We've had no news of them since they left for Australia. Have you heard the news about Tina and Tom? They're getting divorced. Do write and tell us all your news. [+ that] The news that Madge had resigned took everyone by surprise. We've got some good news for you. We're getting married. the news B1 a television or radio programme consisting of reports about recent events: I usually watch the early evening/late night news. Was there anything interesting on the news this evening? break the news to tell someone about something bad that has just happened and may have an effect on them: I was devastated when the doctor broke the news to me. Where were you when the news of Kennedy's assassination broke (= became known)? be good/bad news C1 to be someone or something that will affect a person or situation well/badly: He's bad news for the company. He should never have been given the job. be in the news to be reported about: They've been in the news a lot recently because of their marital problems.
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