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pardon

exclamation
 
 
/ˈpɑːdən/
A2 ( also US pardon me) a polite way of asking someone to repeat what they have just said: "You'll need an umbrella." "Pardon?" "I said you'll need an umbrella."Saying againSaying and uttering
Pardon me. used to say 'sorry' after you have done something rude, for example after burping (= letting air from your stomach out of your mouth) Making and accepting apologies
(Definition of pardon exclamation from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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