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"ripe" in British English

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ripeadjective

uk   /raɪp/ us   /raɪp/
  • ripe adjective (SMELL)

A ripe smell is strong and unpleasant: There was a ripe smell from his socks.
ripeness
noun [U] uk   /ˈraɪp.nəs/ us   /ˈraɪp.nəs/
Cooking time will vary according to the ripeness of the pears.
(Definition of ripe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ripe" in American English

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ripeadjective

us   /rɑɪp/
wholly developed, esp. of fruit ready to be collected or eaten: The tomatoes aren’t ripe.
fig. A ripe old age is a very old age: My grandmother lived to the ripe old age of 95.
ripen
verb [I/T] us   /ˈrɑɪ·pən/
[I] Mangoes need to ripen at room temperature until the fruit yields to the touch.
(Definition of ripe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ripe”
in Korean 잘 익은…
in Arabic ناضِج…
in Malaysian masak ranum…
in French mûr…
in Russian спелый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 果實/莊稼, (果實或莊稼)成熟的…
in Italian maturo…
in Turkish olmuş, olgun, hazır…
in Polish dojrzały…
in Spanish maduro, en su punto…
in Vietnamese chín…
in Portuguese maduro, maturado…
in Thai สุก…
in German reif…
in Catalan madur, madurat…
in Japanese (果物などが)熟れた, 完熟した…
in Chinese (Simplified) 果实/庄稼, (果实或庄稼)成熟的…
in Indonesian matang…
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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