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"dwarf" in British English

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dwarfnoun [C]

uk   /dwɔːf/  us   /dwɔːrf/ (plural dwarfs or dwarves )

dwarfadjective [before noun]

uk   /dwɔːf/  us   /dwɔːrf/

dwarfverb [T]

uk   /dwɔːf/  us   /dwɔːrf/
(Definition of dwarf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dwarfnoun [C]

 /dwɔrf/
  • dwarf noun [C] (SMALL PERSON)

a ​person who is much ​smaller than the ​usualsize, or (in ​stories for ​children) a ​creature like a little man, esp. one having ​magicalpowers
  • dwarf noun [C] (STAR)

earth science any of a ​group of ​stars that, ​compared to other ​stars, are not very ​large or ​bright, ​including the ​sun

dwarfverb [T]

 us   /dwɔrf/
  • dwarf verb [T] (MAKE SMALL)

to make something ​seemsmall by ​comparison: This year’s ​budget dwarfs all ​previousones.
(Definition of dwarf from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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