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English definition of “stranger”

stranger

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈstreɪndʒər/
B1 someone you have never met before: I can't just walk up to a complete stranger and start speaking to them.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries
be no stranger to sth to have a lot of experience of something: He's no stranger to hard work himself.Adapting and attuning to somethingAdapting and modifying Changing
(Definition of stranger from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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