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store

noun [C] uk   /stɔːr/  us   /stɔːr/

store noun [C] (SHOP)

B1 UK a large shop where you can buy many different types of goods: a department store a DIY/furniture storeA1 US any type of shop: a clothing/liquor store a convenience store
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store noun [C] (STH KEPT)

an amount of something that is being kept for future use: He's got an impressively large store of wine in his cellar. Food stores are reported to be running dangerously low in the capital.figurative I'm afraid my great store of wit is rather depleted (= I'm not able to be very amusing) this evening. a building in which things are kept until they are needed: a grain/weapons store

store

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /stɔːr/  us   /stɔːr/
B2 to put or keep things in a special place for use in the future: The data is stored on a hard disk and backed up on a CD. I stored my possessions in my mother's house while I was living in Spain. I've stored my thick sweaters and jackets (away) until next winter. Squirrels store (up) nuts for the winter.
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