purr Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"purr" in British English

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purrverb [I]

uk   /pɜː/  us   /pɝː/
to make a ​quiet, ​continuous, ​softsound: The ​cat purred as I ​strokeditsfur. We could ​hear the ​sound of a ​lawnmower purring in the back ​garden. A ​blacklimousine purred up (= ​drove up making a ​quiet, ​continuous, ​softsound)outside the ​hotel. [+ speech] "I ​love it when you ​stroke my back," she purred (= said with ​pleasure).

purrnoun [S]

uk   /pɜː/  us   /pɝː/
a purring ​noise: I ​stroked the ​cat and it gave a ​low purr. I ​heard the ​gentle purr of an ​engineoutside the ​house.
(Definition of purr from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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purrverb [I]

 us   /pɜr/
(of a ​cat) to make a ​soft, ​low, ​continuoussound, or (of a ​machine) to make a ​similarsound: After a tune-up, the ​car just purred like new.
purr
noun [C]  us   /pɜr/
(Definition of purr from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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