Meaning of “if need be” in the English Dictionary

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"if need be" in British English

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if need be

if it is necessary:

If need be, we can take two cars.

(Definition of “if need be” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"if need be" in American English

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if need be

if it is necessary:

If need be, we can take two cars.

(Definition of “if need be” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)