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describe

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈskraɪb/ us  
A2 to say or write what someone or something is like: Could you describe your attacker? He described the painting in detail. [+ question word] Let me describe (to you) how it happened. She described Gary as shy. formal If you describe a shape, you draw it or move in a direction that follows the line of it: He used compasses to describe a circle.
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