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ton

noun [C]
 
 
/tʌn/ (plural tons, ton)
B2 a unit for measuring weight, equal to 1016 kilograms in the UK and 907 kilograms in the US → Compare tonneMeasurements of weight and massArea, mass, weight and volume in general
tons of sth informal B2 a lot of something: We've got tons of cheese left.Large in number or quantity
weigh a ton informal to be very heavyMeasurements of weight and mass
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