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noun uk   us   /tekst/
B1 [U] the written words in a book, magazine, etc., not the pictures: The book has 100 pages of closely printed text.A2 [C] a text message : I'll send you a text as soon as I have any news.the text of sth the exact words of a speech, etc.: Can we see the full text of your speech before Tuesday?B1 [C] a book or piece of writing that you study as part of a course: "Ulysses" is a set text for the exam. [C usually singular] a sentence or piece of writing from the Bible that a priest reads aloud in church and talks about
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verb [T] uk   us   /tekst/
A2 to send someone a text message by phone: I texted her to arrange a time to meet.
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texting
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈtekst.ɪŋ/
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