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"describe" in British English

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describeverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈskraɪb/  us   /dɪˈskraɪb/
A2 to say or write what someone or something is like: Could you describe your attacker? He described the painting in detail. [+ question word] Let me describe (to you) how it happened. She described Gary as shy.
formal If you describe a shape, you draw it or move in a direction that follows the line of it: He used compasses to describe a circle.

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describeverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈskrɑɪb/
to give a written or spoken report of how something is done or of what someone or something is like: The scientists described their findings and research methods. They want us to prepare a report describing the area. [+ question word] Just describe what happened. The Democrats describe their rivals as the party of the rich.
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