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Meaning of “one by one” in the English Dictionary

"one by one" in British English

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one by one

B2 separately, one after the other: One by one the ​oldbuildings in the ​city have been ​demolished and ​replaced with new high ​rises. They ​entered the ​room one by one.
(Definition of one by one from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"one by one" in American English

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one by one

one ​person or thing ​following another in ​order: The ​childrenfiled out of the ​bus, one by one.
(Definition of one by one from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “one by one”
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐个地, 一个接一个…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐個地, 一個接一個…
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