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date

verb
 
 
/deɪt/
MEET [I, T] to regularly spend time with someone you have a romantic relationship with: We've been dating for six months.Finding a partner
WRITE [T] B1 to write the day's date on something: a letter dated March 13thWriting and typing
TIME [T] to say how long something has existed or when it was made: Scientists have dated the bones to 10,000 BC.Origins and sources
NOT MODERN [I, T] C2 to stop seeming modern, or to make something not seem modern: Clothes like these date really quickly.Old or old-fashionedThe elderly
(Definition of date verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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