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swear

verb     /sweər/ ( past tense swore, past participle sworn)
BAD LANGUAGE [I]
B2 to use language which people think is rude or offensive ругаться He was sent home because he swore at the teacher.Swearing and blasphemy
PROMISE [I, T]
B2 to make a serious promise клясться [+ to do sth] I swear to tell the truth. [+ (that)] She swore that she was at home at the time of the accident.Making and breaking promises and commitments
TRUE [T]
used to say that you are sure something is true клясться, быть уверенным [+ (that)] I could have sworn that she said she lived in Canterbury (= I was sure she lived in Canterbury, but now I have found that it is not true).Making and breaking promises and commitments
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