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English definition of “safe”


noun [C]     /seɪf/
a strong box or room that can be locked, used for storing money or valuable things: Was the safe locked? a fireproof safe with a secure combination lockput/keep sth in a safe The café manager put the money in the safe.
→ See also night safe
(Definition of safe noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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