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English definition of “subway”

subway

noun [C] uk   /ˈsʌb.weɪ/ us  

subway noun [C] (PASSAGE)

B2 UK an underground passage that allows people on foot to cross a busy roadDitches, dams and tunnels

subway noun [C] (RAILWAY)

A1 mainly US a railway system in which electric trains travel along passages below ground: We took the subway uptown to Yankee Stadium.Railways and railway lines
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