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engineernoun [C]

uk   /ˌen.dʒɪˈnɪər/  us   /-ˈnɪr/
A2 a person whose job is to design or build machines, engines, or electrical equipment, or things such as roads, railways, or bridges, using scientific principles: a civil engineer a mechanical/structural engineer a software engineer a person whose job is to repair or control machines, engines, or electrical equipment: a computer engineer The engineer is coming to repair our phone tomorrow morning. US (UK engine driver) a train driver
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engineerverb [T]

uk   /ˌen.dʒɪˈnɪər/  us   /-ˈnɪr/

engineer verb [T] (ARRANGE)

to arrange cleverly and often secretly for something to happen, especially something that is to your advantage: Left-wing groups engineered a coup against the military government. I'm trying to engineer a meeting between them.

engineer verb [T] (BUILD)

to design and build something using scientific principles
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