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subwaynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsʌb.weɪ/

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  • subway noun [C] (RAILWAY)

A1 mainly US (UK usually underground) a ​railwaysystem in which ​electrictrainstravel through ​tunnels below ​ground: We took the subway ​uptown to ​Yankee Stadium. A ​guy gave me his ​seat on the subway.
  • subway noun [C] (PASSAGE)

B2 UK an underground ​passage that ​allowspeople on ​foot to ​cross a ​busyroad
(Definition of subway from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subwaynoun [C]

 us   /ˈsʌb·weɪ/
an ​underground, ​electricrailroad in a ​city: Take the subway to Times Square. Br A subway is an ​undergroundpassage that ​people who are ​walking can use to cross under a ​busystreet.
(Definition of subway from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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