massadjective [before noun]uk /mæs/ us /mæs/
- During times of mass unemployment, there's a pool of cheap labour for employers to draw from.
- There were mass deportations in the 1930s, when thousands of people were forced to leave the country.
- There have been mass desertions from the party in recent months.
- There has been a mass exodus of workers from the villages to the towns.
- The regime tried to silence dissent with a programme of mass murder.
massnounuk /mæs/ us /mæs/
mass noun (LARGE AMOUNT)
- Her daughter's hair is a mass of wonderful red corkscrew curls.
- She was disappointed to see her essay returned with a mass of corrections in red ink.
- The liquid suddenly solidifies into a gelatinous mass.
- Short-grain rice turns into a soft glutinous mass when cooked.
- A seething mass of children crowded around the tables.
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mass noun (SOLID LUMP)
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massverb [I]uk /mæs/ us /mæs/