strange Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"strange" in British English

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strangeadjective

uk   us   /streɪndʒ/

strange adjective (UNUSUAL)

A2 unusual and ​unexpected, or ​difficult to ​understand: He has some very strange ​ideas about women! You say the strangest things sometimes. I had a strange ​feeling that we'd ​met before. It's strange thattouristsalmost never ​visit this ​village. That's strange - I'm ​sure I put my ​glasses in my ​bag, but they're not there.feel strange to ​feeluncomfortable and not ​normal or ​correct: I ​hope that ​fish was all ​right - my ​stomachfeels a little strange .
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strange adjective (NOT FAMILIAR)

B1 not ​known or ​familiar: I don't ​acceptrides from strange men. With so many strange ​faces around her, the ​babystarted to ​cry. I've never been here before either, so it's all strange to me too.
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(Definition of strange from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"strange" in American English

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strangeadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /streɪndʒ/

strange adjective [-er/-est only] (UNUSUAL)

not ​familiar, or ​difficult to ​understand; different: We ​kepthearing strange ​noises coming from the ​attic. I had a strange ​feeling that we had ​met before. That’s strange – I ​thought I had ​locked this ​door when we ​left.

strange adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT FAMILIAR)

not ​known or ​familiar: I really don’t like strange ​people coming to my ​door.
(Definition of strange from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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