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"beware" in British English

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bewareverb [only in infinitive and imperative]

uk   /bɪˈweər/  us   /-ˈwer/
C1 [I or T] used to ​warn someone to be very ​careful about something or someone: Beware ​salespeople who ​promiseoffers that ​seem too good to be ​true. You should beware ofundercookedfood when ​staying in ​hotcountries. Beware offallingasleep while ​sunbathing. [I] used on ​signs to ​warnpeople of something ​dangerous: Beware of the ​dog. Beware - ​poisonouschemicals.

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bewareverb [I/T]

 us   /bɪˈweər/
to be very ​careful about something or someone: [I] In ​grassyareas, beware of ​ticks.
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