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"gift" in British English

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giftnoun

uk   /ɡɪft/ us   /ɡɪft/
  • gift noun (PRESENT)

A2 [C] a present or something that is given: a birthday/wedding gift The guests all arrived bearing (= bringing) gifts.
[C usually singular] informal something that is surprisingly easy or cheap: That goal was a gift! £100 for a good leather coat? It's a gift!

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giftverb [T]

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

"gift" in American English

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giftnoun [C]

us   /ɡɪft/
  • gift noun [C] (PRESENT)

something that is given, esp. to show your affection; a present: I have to get my sister a gift for her birthday.
  • gift noun [C] (ABILITY)

a special or unusual ability; a talent: He has a gift for music – he plays the piano and sings beautifully.
(Definition of gift from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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giftnoun [C]

uk   /ɡɪft/ us  
something that is given as a present: Thousands of people bought the book as a Christmas gift.
something that you give without getting anything in return: You must convince the tax man that your gift is entirely for charitable purposes.

giftverb [T]

uk   /ɡɪft/ us  
to give something in an official or formal way: I gifted to my husband my 50 per cent share of the property.
(Definition of gift from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“gift” in British English

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