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breast

noun uk   us   /brest/

breast noun (WOMAN)

B1 [C] either of the two soft, rounded parts of a woman's chest that produce milk after she has a baby: When a woman becomes pregnant her breasts tend to grow larger. breast cancer Do you think she's had breast implants?
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breast noun (BIRD/ANIMAL)

[C] the front part of a bird's body: A robin is easy to identify because of its red breast. [U or C] the meat from the front part of the body of a bird or other animal: I had a cold chicken breast and a salad for lunch. breast of turkey pigeon breasts

breast noun (CLOTHING)

[C] the part of a piece of clothing that covers a person's chest: He put a silk hanky in his breast pocket (= a pocket on the top front part of a shirt or coat).

breast noun (CHEST)

[C] literary a person's chest: The dagger entered his breast. [C] literary the centre of a person's feelings: A feeling of love surged in his breast.
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