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"coincide" in British English

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coincideverb [I]

uk   /ˌkəʊ.ɪnˈsaɪd/  us   /ˌkoʊ-/
C2 to ​happen at or near the same ​time: I ​timed my ​holiday to coincide with the children's. If the ​heavyrain had coincided with an ​extreme high ​tide, ​seriousflooding would have ​resulted.C2 to be the same or ​similar: Our ​views coincide on a ​range of ​subjects. If ​ourschedules coincide, we'll go to Spain together.

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(Definition of coincide from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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coincideverb [I]

 us   /ˌkoʊ·ənˈsɑɪd/
to come together in ​position or ​happen at or near the same ​time: Power ​failures coincided with the ​hottestweather.
(Definition of coincide from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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