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mile

noun [C]
 
 
/maɪl/
MEASURES a unit of distance equal to 1,760 yards or 1.6 kilometres: We are just three miles from the airport. →  See also Air Miles™ , the last mile , nautical mile , the Square Mile
go the extra mile to make more effort than is expected of you: To be successful, you need to be willing to go the extra mile for your customers.
miles an/per hour ( abbreviation mph) MEASURES, TRANSPORT used for saying how fast a vehicle, plane, etc. is travelling or can travel: The speed limit on UK motorways is 70 miles per hour.
miles per gallon ( abbreviation mpg) MEASURES, TRANSPORT used for saying how much fuel a vehicle uses: The car does around 40 miles per gallon in town.
Translations of “mile”
in Korean 마일…
in Arabic ميل…
in French mille…
in Turkish mil…
in Italian miglio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英里(長度單位,相當於1760碼或1.6公里)…
in Russian миля…
in Polish mila…
in Spanish milla…
in Portuguese milha…
in German die Meile…
in Catalan milla…
in Japanese マイル(約1.6Km)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英里(长度单位,相当于1760码或1.6公里)…
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