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"learn" in British English

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learnverb

uk   /lɜːn/ us   /lɝːn/ learned or UK also learnt, learned or UK also learnt
A1 [I or T] to get knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity: They learn Russian at school. "Can you drive?" "I'm learning." I've learned a lot about computers since I started work here. [+ to infinitive] I'm learning to play the piano. [+ question word + to infinitive] First you'll learn (how) to use this machine.
B1 [T] to make yourself remember a piece of writing by reading it or repeating it many times: I don't know how actors manage to learn all those lines. We were told to learn Portia's speech by heart (= be able to say it from memory) for homework.
B2 [I or T] to start to understand that you must change the way you behave: She'll have to learn that she can't have everything she wants. She soon learned not to contradict him. He's not afraid to learn from his mistakes.
B1 [I or T] to be told facts or information that you did not know: We were all shocked to learn of his death. [+ (that)] I later learned (that) the message had never arrived. I only learned about the accident later.

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learnverb [I/T]

us   /lɜrn/
to get knowledge or understanding of facts or ideas or of how to do things: [T] We’re learning algebra. [I] He’s not much of a cook, but he’s learning. [I] Parents learned of the budget cuts in a letter from the school superintendent. [I] I hope you’ll learn from your mistakes . [+ to infinitive] I learned to drive when I was 16. [+ question word] First you must learn how to use this computer.
learner
noun [C] us   /ˈlɜr·nər/
a fast/slow learner
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“learn” in American English

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