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English definition of “show”


verb (NOTICEABLE)    /ʃəʊ/ US  /ʃoʊ/ (showed, shown)
C1 [I] to be easy to see or notice: "Oh no, I've spilled red wine on my jacket!" "Don't worry, it doesn't show." Whatever she's thinking, she never lets it show. I've painted over the graffiti twice, but it still shows through. The drug does not show up in blood tests because it is effective in very small quantities. When we moved in, the house hadn't been decorated for 20 years, and it showed. → See also show upVisibleApparent and obvious show your age to look as old as you really are: Recently, he's really starting to show his age.Describing age and birthdays
(Definition of show verb (NOTICEABLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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