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"hood" in British English

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hoodnoun [C]

uk   /hʊd/ us   /hʊd/
  • hood noun [C] (CLOTHING)

B2 part of a piece of clothing that can be pulled up to cover the top and back of the head: The coat has a detachable hood.
a bag that is put over someone's head so that they cannot see or be recognized: The prisoners had been tortured and made to wear hoods.

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  • hood noun [C] (PLACE)

US slang also 'hood a poor neighbourhood: When he started he was just a poor boy from the hood - now he's a multimillionaire.

-hoodsuffix

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

"hood" in American English

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hoodnoun [C]

us   /hʊd/
  • hood noun [C] (CLOTHING)

a part of a coat or jacket that can be used to cover the head: The raincoat comes with a detachable hood.
  • hood noun [C] (CAR)

the metal cover over the engine of a car
(Definition of hood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“hood” in American English

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