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dwarf

noun [C] uk   /dwɔːf/  us   /dwɔːrf/ (plural dwarfs or dwarves )
in stories for children, a creature like a little man with magical powers: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs often offensive a person who is much smaller than the usual size

dwarf

adjective [before noun] uk   /dwɔːf/  us   /dwɔːrf/
very small: You can grow dwarf conifers in pots on the patio.

dwarf

verb [T] uk   /dwɔːf/  us   /dwɔːrf/
If one thing dwarfs another, it makes it seem small by comparison: The new skyscraper will dwarf all those near it. This new crisis may well dwarf most that have gone before.
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