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English definition of “pirate”


verb [T]     /ˈpaɪrət/
to illegally copy and sell music , films , etc ForgeryCopying and copiesCopying and copiesForgery
(Definition of pirate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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