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migrate

verb [I]
 
 
/maɪˈɡreɪt/ US  /ˈmaɪɡreɪt/
ANIMALS When birds, fish, or animals migrate, they travel from one place to another at the same time each year: Many birds migrate from Europe to African forests for the winter.Animal (non-human) behaviour
PEOPLE When people migrate, they move to another place, often a different country, in order to find work and a better life: Between 1900 and 1914, 3.1 million people migrated to the US from central Europe.Changing homes and moving
migration
 
 
/maɪˈɡreɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
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