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spectator

noun [C] uk   /spekˈteɪ.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
B2 a person who watches an activity, especially a sports event, without taking part: They won 4–0 in front of over 40,000 cheering spectators.
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in Korean 관중…
in Arabic مُشاهِد…
in French spectateur/-trice…
in Turkish izleyici, seyirci…
in Italian spettatore, -trice…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指體育賽事的)觀眾…
in Russian зритель…
in Polish widz…
in Spanish espectador…
in Portuguese espectador, -ora…
in German der/die Zuschauer(in)…
in Catalan espectador, -a…
in Japanese 観客, 観衆…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指体育赛事的)观众…
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