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vast

adjective uk   /vɑːst/ us    /væst/
B2 extremely big: A vast audience watched the broadcast. The amount of detail the book contains is vast. The people who have taken our advice have saved themselves vast amounts/sums of money. The vast majority of pupils attend state-funded schools.
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in Korean 엄청난…
in Arabic شاسِع…
in French immense…
in Turkish çok geniş, çok büyük, uçsuz bucaksız…
in Italian vasto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 巨大的, 廣大的…
in Russian огромный, обширный…
in Polish olbrzymi…
in Spanish vasto, inmenso…
in Portuguese vasto…
in German unermeßlich…
in Catalan vast…
in Japanese 広大な, ばく大な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巨大的, 广大的…
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