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passport

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɑːs.pɔːt/ us    /ˈpæs.pɔːrt/
A2 an official document containing personal information and usually a photograph that allows a person to travel to foreign countries and to prove who they are: Many refugees have arrived at the border without passports. He was a German, travelling on a Swiss passport. passport control (= the examining of travellers' passports) a passport photo a passport to sth C2 a certain way of getting something you want: Many students opt for business studies simply because it sounds like a passport to a good job. Beauty alone can be a passport to success.
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