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"racket" in British English

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racketnoun

uk   /ˈræk.ɪt/  us   /ˈræk.ɪt/
  • racket noun (SPORT)

A2 [C] (also racquet) an object used for hitting the ball in various sports, consisting of a net fixed tightly to a round frame with a long handle: a tennis/squash/badminton racket

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  • racket noun (NOISE)

C2 [S] informal an unpleasant loud continuous noise: They were making such a racket outside that I couldn't get to sleep.
(Definition of racket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"racket" in American English

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racketnoun

 us   /ˈræk·ɪt/
  • racket noun (SPORTS)

[C] (also racquet) an object consisting of a net fixed tightly to an oval frame with a long handle, used in various sports for hitting a ball: a tennis/squash racket
  • racket noun (NOISE)

[U] infml a loud, annoying noise: Who’s making such a racket?
  • racket noun (ILLEGAL ACTIVITY)

[C] infml a dishonest or illegal activity that makes money
(Definition of racket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"racket" in Business English

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racketnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrækɪt/
an illegal or dishonest way of making money: He is alleged to have taken part in a racket involving bogus brokers who fleeced hundreds of investors in the US. a drugs racket
(Definition of racket from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“racket” in British English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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