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label

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈleɪbəl/ ( present participle mainly UK labelling, past tense and past participle labelled, present participle US labeling, past tense and past participle labeled)
INFORMATION to fix a small piece of paper or other material to something which gives information about it: All food has to be labelled with 'best before' or 'use by' dates.Letters, notes and cardsPaper and stationery
DESCRIBE to describe the qualities of someone or something using a word or phrase, usually in a way that is not fair: [often passive] They've been unfairly labelled as criminals.Describing and telling stories
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