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loveverb

 us   /lʌv/

love verb (LIKE SOMEONE)

[T] to have a strong affection for someone, which can be combined with a strong romantic attraction: Susan loved her brother dearly. "I love you and want to marry you, Emily," he said.

love verb (LIKE SOMETHING)

to like something very much: [T] My kids love cartoons. [+ to infinitive] We’d love to own our own home.

lovenoun

 us   /lʌv/

love noun (LIKING SOMEONE)

fall in love If you fall in love you begin to love someone: She’s fallen in love and made plans to marry. [U] You can write love/love from/all my love/lots of love before your name at the end of letters to family and friends.in love A person who is in love is experiencing a romantic attraction for another person: I think he's in love with Anna.
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