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picnic

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɪk.nɪk/ us  
A1 an occasion when you have an informal meal of sandwiches, etc. outside, or the food itself: If the weather's nice we could have a picnic in the park. Why don't you take a picnic with you? a picnic area/lunch/table a picnic basket/hamper
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picnic

verb [I] uk   /ˈpɪk.nɪk/ ( past participle picnicking, past tense and past participle picnicked) us  
to have a picnic somewhere: There were several families picnicking on the river bank.
picnicker
noun [C] uk   /-nɪ.kər/ us    /-nɪ.kɚ/
Translations of “picnic”
in Korean 소풍…
in Arabic نُزْهة…
in French pique-nique…
in Turkish piknik…
in Italian picnic…
in Chinese (Traditional) 野餐, 供野餐吃的食物…
in Russian пикник…
in Polish piknik…
in Spanish picnic, jira campestre, merienda campestre…
in Portuguese piquenique…
in German das Picknick, Picknick-……
in Catalan pícnic…
in Japanese ピクニック, 遠足…
in Chinese (Simplified) 野餐, 供野餐吃的食品…
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