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"bone" in British English

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bonenoun [C or U]

uk   /bəʊn/  us   /boʊn/
B1 any of the hard ​parts inside a ​human or ​animal that make up ​itsframe: The ​child was so ​thin that you could ​see her bones. human/​animal bones
B1 the bone in ​meat or ​fish: There's still a lot of ​meatleft on the bone - shall I ​slice some off for you? I don't like ​fish because I ​hate the bones.

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boneverb

uk   /bəʊn/  us   /boʊn/
  • bone verb (SEX)

[I or T] offensive to have ​sex with someone
  • bone verb (FOOD)

[T] to take the bones out of something: The ​chef bones the ​fish before ​grilling it.
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(Definition of bone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bone" in American English

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bonenoun [C]

 us   /boʊn/
any of the hard ​pieces that ​form the ​skeleton (= ​frame) of a ​human or ​animalbody: She had ​broken a bone in her ​foot.

boneverb [T]

 us   /boʊn/
to ​remove the bones from ​fish or ​meat
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of bone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bone”
in Korean 뼈…
in Arabic عَظْم…
in Malaysian tulang…
in French os…
in Russian кость…
in Chinese (Traditional) 骨,骨頭, 肉骨, 魚骨…
in Italian osso, spina…
in Turkish kemik…
in Polish kość, ość…
in Spanish hueso…
in Vietnamese bộ xương, xương…
in Portuguese osso, espinha…
in Thai กระดูก…
in German der Knochen…
in Catalan os…
in Japanese 骨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骨,骨头, 肉骨, 鱼刺…
in Indonesian tulang…
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