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"react" in British English

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reactverb [I]

uk   /riˈækt/  us   /riˈækt/
B2 to act in a particular way as a direct result of something else: She slapped him and called him names, but he didn't react. The judge reacted angrily to the suggestion that it hadn't been a fair trial. Many people react (badly) to (= are made ill by) penicillin.
chemistry to change in a physical or chemical way when put with another substance: Potassium reacts with water.

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reactverb [I]

 us   /riˈækt/
to act in a particular way as a direct result of something else: How do you think she’ll react when she hears the news? The State Department reacted favorably to the proposal.
chemistry If substances react, they change when brought together.
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reactverb [I]

uk   us   /riˈækt/
if prices or markets react, their levels rise or fall as a direct result of something that happens: react to sth How did bank share prices react to last year's financial results?react badly/favourably/positively The market reacted positively to last week's news of the £53.7m bid.react with sth The shares reacted with a 22p fall to 684p.
to behave in a particular way as a direct result of something else: react calmly/cautiously react quickly/stronglyreact to sth The union reacted angrily to the threat of job losses.react by doing sth China has reacted to reports of unsafe products by cracking down on its own manufacturers.
(Definition of react from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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A bunch of stuff about plurals
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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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