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"typify" in British English

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typifyverb [T, not continuous]

uk   us   /ˈtɪp.ɪ.faɪ/
Something that typifies a ​particulargroup of things ​shows all the ​characteristics that you would usually ​expect from it: With his ​blond, blue-eyed ​athleticlooks, he typifies the ​all-Americanboy next ​door. to be ​characteristic of something: His ​latestbookreflects the ​oldpreoccupations with ​sex and ​religion that typify much of his ​work.
(Definition of typify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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typifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈtɪp·əˌfɑɪ/
to be an ​example of a ​particular thing or ​kind of thing: This ​trial typifies the ​problemsjuriesface all the ​time.
(Definition of typify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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