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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.
Translations of “comb”
in Korean 빗…
in Arabic مِشْط…
in French peigne, rayon (de miel), crète…
in Turkish tarak…
in Italian pettine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用於梳頭髮, 梳子, 梳狀髮卡…
in Russian расческа…
in Polish grzebień…
in Spanish peine, peineta, panal…
in Portuguese pente…
in German der Kamm, der Haarkamm, die Wabe…
in Catalan pinta…
in Japanese くし…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用于梳头发, 梳子, 梳状发卡…
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