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slavenoun [C]

uk   /sleɪv/  us   /sleɪv/
B2 a person who is legally owned by someone else and has to work for that person: Black slaves used to work on the cotton plantations of the southern United States. I'm tired of being treated like a slave!

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slaveverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /sleɪv/  us   /sleɪv/ informal
(Definition of slave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slavenoun [C]

 us   /sleɪv/
social studies a person who is legally owned by someone else and has no personal freedom: Born a slave in 1760, he was sold as a child to a farmer in Delaware.
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Translations of “slave”
in Korean 노예…
in Arabic عَبْد…
in Malaysian hamba abdi, hamba…
in French esclave…
in Russian раб…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奴隸…
in Italian schiavo, -a…
in Turkish esir, köle, tutsak…
in Polish niewolni-k/ca…
in Spanish esclavo, -a, trabajar como una mula…
in Vietnamese người nô lệ, người làm việc đầu tắt, mặt tối…
in Portuguese escravo, -a…
in Thai ทาส, ผู้ทำงานหนัก…
in German der Sklave, die Sklavin…
in Catalan esclau, -ava…
in Japanese 奴隷…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奴隶…
in Indonesian budak, pekerja keras…
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