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comb

noun [C] uk   /kəʊm/  us   /koʊm/

comb noun [C] (FOR HAIR)

A2 a flat piece of plastic, wood, or metal with a thin row of long, narrow parts along one side, used to tidy and arrange your hair a small comb-shaped object that women put in their hair to hold their hair away from their face or for decoration
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comb noun [C] (CHICKEN)

a soft red growth on a chicken's head
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comb

verb [T] uk   /kəʊm/  us   /koʊm/

comb verb [T] (TIDY HAIR)

B1 to tidy your hair using a comb: She combed her hair and put on some lipstick. I've been trying to comb out (= remove using a comb) the knots in her hair.
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comb verb [T] (SEARCH)

to search a place or an area very carefully in order to find something: The police combed the whole area for evidence. Investigators combed through the wreckage.
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