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subwaynoun [C]

uk   /ˈsʌb.weɪ/  us   /ˈsʌb.weɪ/

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  • subway noun [C] (RAILWAY)

A1 mainly US (UK usually underground) a railway system in which electric trains travel 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 allows people on foot to cross a busy road
(Definition of subway from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subway" in American English

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subwaynoun [C]

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