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"crude" in British English

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crudeadjective

uk   us   /kruːd/
  • crude adjective (SIMPLE)

C2 simple and not ​skilfully done or made: a crude ​device/​weapon

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crudely
adverb uk   us   /ˈkruːd.li/
a crudely made ​bomb
crudeness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈkruːd.nəs/ (also crudity )

crudenoun [U]

uk   us   /kruːd/ (also crude oil)
oil from ​rocksunderground in a ​naturalstate that has not ​yet been ​treated
(Definition of crude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crude" in American English

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crudeadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /krud/
simple and not ​skillfully done or made: He made a crude ​table out of an ​oldcrate.
rude and ​offensive: a crude ​joke/​remark crude, ​barbaric men
(Definition of crude from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"crude" in Business English

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crudeadjective

uk   us   /kruːd/
NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION in a ​natural or unfinished ​state, especially before being ​treated in an ​industrialprocess: crude sugar cane crude ​steel
very simple, without much detail, and perhaps not very ​accurate: Our ​initial crude ​calculations show that we made a ​profit this month.

crudenoun [U]

uk   us   /kruːd/ NATURAL RESOURCES
→  crude oil
(Definition of crude from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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