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charm

noun uk   /tʃɑːm/ us    /tʃɑːrm/

charm noun (ATTRACTION)

B2 [C or U] a quality that makes you like or feel attracted to someone or something: a woman of great charm It's a town with a lot of old-world charm. Even as a young boy he knew how to turn on the charm (= be pleasant intentionally) when he wanted something. I had to use all my charms to get them to lend us the hall.
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charm noun (LUCKY OBJECT)

C2 [C] an object or saying that is thought to have magical powers, such as the ability to bring good luck: He keeps a rabbit's paw as a lucky/good luck charm.

charm noun (JEWELLERY)

[C] a small object, especially one made of gold or silver, worn on a chain as jewellery

charm

verb [T often passive] uk   /tʃɑːm/ us    /tʃɑːrm/
C2 to attract someone or persuade someone to do something because of your charm: We were charmed by his boyish manner.
(Definition of charm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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