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"inherit" in British English

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inheritverb

uk   /ɪnˈher.ɪt/ us   /ɪnˈher.ɪt/
  • inherit verb (FROM DEAD PERSON)

C2 [I or T] to receive money, a house, etc. from someone after they have died: Who will inherit the house when he dies? All her children will inherit equally.

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  • inherit verb (QUALITY)

C2 [T] to be born with the same physical or mental characteristics as one of your parents or grandparents: Rosie inherited her red hair from her mother.
(Definition of inherit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inheritverb [T]

us   /ɪnˈher·ət/
to receive money, property, or possessions from someone after the person has died: Who will inherit the house when he dies?
biology To inherit particular characteristics is to receive them from the parents through the genes (= chemical patterns).
(Definition of inherit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inherit" in Business English

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inheritverb

uk   /ɪnˈherɪt/ us  
[I or T] LAW, PROPERTY to receive money, property, or assets from someone who has died: All her children stand to inherit equally.inherit sth from sb She inherited a fortune from her father when he died.
[T] if you inherit a situation, problem, department, etc., you become responsible for dealing with it or managing it: The report showed that he inherited a $5.6 million revenue shortfall when he took over the department.inherit sth from sb/sth When he took office, he inherited a deficit budget from the previous administration.
(Definition of inherit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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