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"rape" in British English

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rapeverb [I or T]

uk   /reɪp/ us   /reɪp/
B2 to force someone to have sex when they are unwilling, using violence or threatening behaviour: She was pulled from the car and raped. It's difficult to understand what causes a man to rape.

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rapenoun

uk   /reɪp/ us   /reɪp/
  • rape noun (SEX CRIME)

B2 [C or U] (an example of) the crime of forcefully having sex with someone against their wishes: He had committed several rapes. He was convicted of rape.

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  • rape noun (PLANT)

[U] also oilseed rape, rapeseed a plant with yellow flowers from which oil and animal food are produced
(Definition of rape from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rape" in American English

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rapeverb [T]

us   /reɪp/
to force someone to have sex when he or she is unwilling
Rape also means to damage or destroy something by using it in an unsuitable way: Developers are raping the countryside.
rape
noun [C/U] us   /reɪp/
[U] He was convicted of rape.
(Definition of rape from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“rape” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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