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"breast" in British English

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breastnoun

uk   /brest/  us   /brest/
  • breast noun (WOMAN)

B1 [C] either of the two soft, rounded parts of a woman's chest that produce milk after she has a baby: When a woman becomes pregnant her breasts tend to grow larger. breast cancer Do you think she's had breast implants?

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  • breast noun (BIRD/ANIMAL)

[C] the front part of a bird's body: A robin is easy to identify because of its red breast.
[U or C] the meat from the front part of the body of a bird or other animal: I had a cold chicken breast and a salad for lunch. breast of turkey pigeon breasts
  • breast noun (CHEST)

[C] literary a person's chest: The dagger entered his breast.
[C] literary the centre of a person's feelings: A feeling of love surged in his breast.
(Definition of breast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"breast" in American English

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breastnoun

 us   /brest/
  • breast noun (OF A WOMAN)

[C] either of the two soft, rounded parts of a woman’s chest that can produce milk after she has a baby
  • breast noun (OF A BIRD)

[C/U] the front part of a bird’s body: [U] Would you prefer breast of chicken?
(Definition of breast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“breast” in American English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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