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harbour

verb [T] UK ( US harbor)
 
 
/ˈhɑːbər/
FEEL/THINK If you harbour doubts, hopes, thoughts, etc, you feel or think about them for a long time: He harboured dreams of one day becoming a professional footballer.Thinking and contemplatingFeelings - general words
HIDE to hide someone or something bad: to harbour a criminal Hiding and disguising
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