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noun [C]
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.
(Definition of mile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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