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COXnoun [U]

uk   /kɒks/ us   /kɑːks/ specialized
an abbreviation for cyclooxygenase: an enzyme that causes a chemical reaction in the body, one of the results of which is pain and inflammation (= red, painful, swollen areas). There are two different kinds of COX, COX-1 and COX-2: COX-2 inhibitors

coxnoun [C]

uk   /kɒks/ us   /kɑːks/ formal coxswain, uk   /ˈkɒk.sən/ us   /ˈkɑːk-/
the person who sits in the back of a rowing boat and controls its direction: Coxes are often small, light people.

coxverb [I or T]

uk   /kɒks/ us   /kɑːks/
to act as a cox: She coxed for her college for three seasons. He coxed the winning eight.
(Definition of COX from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “COX”
in Chinese (Simplified) (划艇的)舵手…
in Chinese (Traditional) (划艇的)舵手…
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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