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Meaning of “slave” - Learner’s Dictionary

slave

noun
 
 
/sleɪv/
B2 [C] someone who is owned by someone else and has to work for them: He treats his mother like a slave.Servants, slaves and underlings
be a slave to sth to be completely controlled or influenced by something: You're a slave to fashion.Controlling and being in charge
Translations of “slave”
in Arabic عَبْد…
in Korean 노예…
in Malaysian hamba abdi, hamba…
in French esclave…
in Turkish esir, köle, tutsak…
in Italian schiavo, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奴隸…
in Russian раб…
in Polish niewolni-k/ca…
in Vietnamese người nô lệ, người làm việc đầu tắt, mặt tối…
in Spanish esclavo…
in Portuguese escravo, -a…
in Thai ทาส, ผู้ทำงานหนัก…
in German der Sklave, die Sklavin…
in Catalan esclau, -ava…
in Japanese 奴隷…
in Indonesian budak, pekerja keras…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奴隶…
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