function as sth/sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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function as sth/sb

phrasal verb with function uk   us   /ˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ verb [I]
to ​perform the ​purpose of a ​particular thing or the ​duties of a ​particularperson: We have a ​sparebedroom that also ​functions as a ​study.
(Definition of function as sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “function as sth/sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 充当, 当作, 起…的作用…
in Chinese (Traditional) 充當, 當作, 起…的作用…
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