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"comb" in British English

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combnoun [C]

uk   /kəʊm/ us   /koʊm/
  • comb noun [C] (FOR HAIR)

A2 a flat piece of plastic, wood, or metal with a thin row of long, narrow parts along one side, used to tidy and arrange your hair
a small comb-shaped object that women put in their hair to hold their hair away from their face or for decoration

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  • comb noun [C] (CHICKEN)

a soft, red, growth on a chicken's head
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combverb [T]

uk   /kəʊm/ us   /koʊm/
(Definition of comb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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combnoun [C]

us   /koʊm/
  • comb noun [C] (HAIR TOOL)

a strip of plastic, wood, or metal with a row of long, narrow parts along one side, which is used to arrange or hold the hair: Combs have been used from ancient times by women to hold and fix their hair.

combverb [T]

us   /koʊm/
  • comb verb [T] (SEARCH)

to search a place or an area very carefully: The police combed the surrounding woods for evidence.
  • comb verb [T] (USE HAIR TOOL)

to arrange your hair by pulling a comb through it: She combed her hair and put on some lipstick.
(Definition of comb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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