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English definition of “cold”

cold

noun
 
 
/kəʊld/
A2 [C] a common illness that makes you sneeze and makes your nose produce liquid: I've got a cold. He caught a bad cold at school.Colds and fluFevers and infectious diseases
the cold B1 cold weather or temperatures: She was shivering from the cold.ColdSnow and ice
leave sb out in the cold to not allow someone to be part of a group or activity: Women's football teams feel they are left out in the cold as far as media coverage is concerned.Excluding
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