if need be Meaning in the Cambridge 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)
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