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slumnoun [C]

uk   us   /slʌm/
slummy
adjective uk   us   /ˈslʌm.i/
She ​found herself in a slummy back ​street.

slumverb

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

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slumnoun [C]

 us   /slʌm/
a very ​poor and ​crowdedarea of a ​city: She ​works with ​children in a ​rough New Jersey slum.

slumverb [I]

 us   /slʌm/ (-mm-) infml
to ​visit a slum, or to ​work doing something that is not ​suitable: Did you ​feel you were slumming by writing this ​kind of ​popularfiction?
(Definition of slum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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