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accident

noun
 
/ˈæk·sə·dənt/
A2 something bad that happens that is not wanted or planned, and that hurts someone or damages something: a car accident She had an accident in the kitchen.
by accident B1 without wanting to or planning to: I deleted the wrong file by accident.
Translations of “accident”
in Arabic حادِث…
in Korean 사고…
in Malaysian kemalangan, kebetulan…
in French accident, (par) hasard…
in Turkish kaza…
in Italian incidente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意外, 不測, 事故…
in Russian несчастный случай…
in Polish wypadek…
in Vietnamese tai nạn, sự tình cờ…
in Spanish accidente, casualidad…
in Portuguese acidente…
in Thai อุบัติเหตุ, เหตุบังเอิญ…
in German der Unfall, der Zufall…
in Catalan accident…
in Japanese 事故…
in Indonesian kecelakaan, kebetulan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意外, 不测, 事故…
(Definition of accident from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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