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"insurance" in British English

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insurancenoun [U]

uk   /ɪnˈʃɔː.rəns/  us   /-ˈʃɔːr.əns/
B2 an ​agreement in which you ​pay a ​companymoney and they ​payyourcosts if you have an ​accident, ​injury, etc.: life/​health/​car/​travel insurance I'll need to take outextracar insurance for another ​driver. The insurance doesn't cover you for (= ​include)householditems.
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(Definition of insurance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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insurancenoun [U]

 us   /ɪnˈʃʊər·əns/  /ˈɪnˌʃɜr-/
the ​agreement in which you ​pay a ​companymoney and the ​companypays the ​cost if you have an ​accident, ​injury, or ​loss: fire/​health/​life insurance
(Definition of insurance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"insurance" in Business English

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insurancenoun

uk   us   /ɪnˈʃʊərəns/
[C or U] INSURANCE an ​agreement in which you ​pay a ​companymoney, either in one ​payment or in ​regularpayments, and they ​pay your ​costs, for ​example, if you ​lose or ​damage something, or have an accident, ​injury, etc.: car/​holiday/​home/​health, etc. insurance an insurance ​plan/​policy to buy/​sell insurance insurance ​contributions/​payments/​premiums insurance against sth You can take out insurance against ​employeeinjury.offer/provide/refuse insurance Have you ever been ​refusedcar insurance in the past? arrange/obtain/take out insurance You must make sure you take out insurance on the ​contents of your ​house.have insurance Ensure you have sufficient insurance to ​cover the ​cost of ​replacing your ​valuables.be covered by (the) insurance Unfortunately, ​stolenpersonal belongings are not ​covered by the insurance.claim on the/your insurance I ​claimed on the insurance for the ​damage to the furniture.insurance pays for sth/covers sb/sth This insurance ​covers the ​cost of their ​mortgage but they are considering more ​lifecover. Most insurances won't ​cover you if you take ​part in any dangerous sporting ​activities.
[U] INSURANCE the ​business of ​selling insurance: He's ​worked in insurance for over 20 ​years. the insurance ​industry an insurance ​company
[U] INSURANCE money that is ​paid to an insurance ​company: They ​ask for 8% ​extra from ​customers who pay insurance by ​directdebit instead of as a ​lumpsum.
[U] INSURANCE money that is ​paid by an insurance ​company: I had to ​cancel the ​trip, but I got back nearly $1000 in insurance.
(Definition of insurance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “insurance”
in Arabic تَأمين…
in Korean 보험…
in Portuguese seguro…
in Catalan assegurança…
in Japanese 保険…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保险…
in Turkish sigorta…
in Russian страхование…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保險…
in Italian assicurazione…
in Polish ubezpieczenie…
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