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lucknoun [U]

uk   us   /lʌk/
A2 the ​force that ​causes things, ​especially good things, to ​happen to you by ​chance and not as a ​result of ​your own ​efforts or ​abilities: It was just luck that I ​asked for a ​job at the ​righttime. Then I ​met this ​gorgeous woman and I couldn't ​believe my luck. She ​wears a ​charm that she ​thinksbrings her good luck. He ​seems to have had a lot of bad luck in his ​life. So ​your interview's ​tomorrow? Good luck! The ​best of luck in/withyourexams!B2 success: Have you had any luck withbookingyourflight? He ​tried to get into ​teachertrainingcollege but with no luck.

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