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English definition of “bracket”

bracket

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈbrækɪt/
SYMBOL to put curved lines ( ) around words, phrases, numbers, etc to make them separatePunctuation
GROUP to consider two or more people or things to be similar: [often passive] Canadian accents are often bracketed with American accents.Classifying and creating order
(Definition of bracket verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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