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the outskirts

noun [plural] uk   /ˈaʊt.skɜːts/ us    /-skɜːrts/
B2 the areas that form the edge of a town or city: The factory is in/on the outskirts of New Delhi.
Translations of “the outskirts”
in Korean 외곽의…
in Arabic أطْراف المَدينة…
in Portuguese a periferia…
in Catalan els afores…
in Japanese 郊外の…
in Italian la periferia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 市郊,郊區…
in Russian окраина, окрестности…
in Turkish kenar mahalleler, gecekondu bölgeleri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 市郊,郊区…
in Polish przedmieścia, peryferie…
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