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dwarf

noun [C]  /dwɔrf/

dwarf noun [C] (SMALL PERSON)

a person who is much smaller than the usual size, or (in stories for children) a creature like a little man, esp. one having magical powers

dwarf noun [C] (STAR)

earth science any of a group of stars that, compared to other stars, are not very large or bright, including the sun

dwarf

verb [T]  us   /dwɔrf/

dwarf verb [T] (MAKE SMALL)

to make something seem small by comparison: This year’s budget dwarfs all previous ones.
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