beforepreposition, adverb, conjunctionuk /bɪˈfɔːr/ us /-ˈfɔːr/
- You should always check your oil, water and tyres before taking your car on a long trip.
- Make sure your hands are clean before you have your dinner.
- Two weeks before my exams I shut myself away in my room with my books and I didn't speak to anyone.
- I want you to clear all these toys away before bedtime.
- She did well to find the way, considering she'd only been there once before.
beforeprepositionuk /bɪˈfɔːr/ us /-ˈfɔːr/