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adjective (NOT DEEP)    /ˈʃæl.əʊ/ US  /-oʊ/
B2 having only a short distance from the top to the bottom: The stream was quite shallow so we were able to walk across it. She told her children to stay in the shallow end (of the swimming pool). Fry the onions in a shallow pan. These beech trees have shallow roots (= roots which do not go very deep into the ground).Low, short and shallow shallow breathing breathing in which you only take a small amount of air into your lungs with each breathBreathing and stopping breathing shallowly     /-li/ US  /-oʊ-/ adverb Low, short and shallowNot showing careful thought shallowness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Because of the shallowness of the water, we could see the fish in it very clearly. The fine performances of the actors hide the shallowness of the play's script.Not showing careful thoughtLow, short and shallow
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