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"pall" in British English

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pallnoun

uk   /pɔːl/  us   /pɑːl/

pallverb [I]

uk   /pɔːl/  us   /pɑːl/
(Definition of pall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pallnoun [C]

 us   /pɔl/
  • pall noun [C] (COVERING)

a ​dark, ​thickcovering or ​cloud that ​blockslight: A ​heavy pall of ​smoke from the ​forestfiresblotted out the ​sun. A pall can also be a ​feeling of being ​unhappy or ​hopeless: News of his ​deathcast a pall over the ​evening.

pallverb [I]

 us   /pɔl/
  • pall verb [I] (BECOME LESS GOOD)

to ​become less ​interesting or ​enjoyable: The ​joy of being his own ​bossbegan to pall after ​working 70-hour ​weeks.
(Definition of pall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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