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"bye" in British English

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uk   us   /baɪ/ (also bye-bye)
A1 informal goodbye: Bye! ​See you next ​week!

byenoun [C]

uk   us   /baɪ/
If someone is given a bye, they are ​allowed to ​miss out ​part of a ​competition and ​continue to the next ​stage without having to ​win anything: Europeanteams were ​granted a bye into the third round of the Cup.
(Definition of bye from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bye" in American English

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 us   /bɑɪ/
short form of goodbye
(Definition of bye from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bye”
in Arabic إلى اللِّقاء…
in Korean 안녕…
in Portuguese tchau…
in Catalan adéu…
in Japanese バイバイ, じゃあね…
in Turkish Allah'a ısmarlaladık!, Hoşçakal!…
in Russian пока!…
in Italian arrivederci…
in Polish pa, do widzenia…
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