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sole

adjective [before noun] uk   /səʊl/ us    /soʊl/
C1 being one only; single: My sole objective is to make the information more widely available. The sole survivor of the accident was found in the water after six hours.C1 not shared with anyone else: She has sole responsibility for the project. I have sole charge of both children all day.
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noun [C] uk   /səʊl/ us    /soʊl/

sole noun [C] (FOOT)

( plural soles) the bottom part of the foot that touches the ground when you stand or walk, or the bottom part of a shoe that touches the ground, usually not including the heel: a cut on the sole of her foot shoes with rubber soles

sole noun [C] (FISH)

( plural sole) one of a number of flat, round fish that are eaten as food: lemon sole Dover sole

sole

verb [T] uk   /səʊl/ us    /soʊl/
to put a new sole on a shoe
-soled
suffix uk   /-d/ us  
leather-soled shoes
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