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"dawn" in British English

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dawnnoun [C or U]

uk   /dɔːn/ us   /dɑːn/
B2 the period in the day when light from the sun begins to appear in the sky: We woke at dawn. We left as dawn was breaking (= starting). We left at the break of dawn.
the dawn of sth C1 literary
the start of a period of time or the beginning of something new: The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the dawn of a new era in European history.
from dawn to dusk
from early morning until night: We worked from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

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dawnverb [I]

uk   /dɔːn/ us   /dɑːn/
(Definition of dawn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dawnnoun

us   /dɔn, dɑn/
the period in the day when light from the sun begins to appear in the sky: [U] fig. Computers mark the dawn of a new age.

dawnverb [I]

/dɔn, dɑn/
(of a day or period of time) to begin: Winston left his house as the day was dawning.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of dawn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dawn”
in Korean 새벽…
in Arabic فَجْر…
in Malaysian permulaan…
in French poindre…
in Russian рассвет…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拂曉,破曉,黎明…
in Italian alba…
in Turkish şafak vakti, seher vakti…
in Polish świt…
in Spanish amanecer…
in Vietnamese bình minh…
in Portuguese amanhecer…
in Thai เริ่มขึ้น…
in German dämmern…
in Catalan alba…
in Japanese 夜明け…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拂晓,破晓,黎明…
in Indonesian mulai muncul…
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“dawn” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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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