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kid

noun uk   /kɪd/ us  

kid noun (CHILD)

B1 [C] informal a child: He took the kids to the park while I was working.Children and babies [C] informal a young person: He was only 16, just a kid really. [as form of address] What's up, kid?Young people sb's kid sister/brother mainly US informal someone's younger sister or brotherFamily relations in general be like a kid in a candy store US and Australian English to be very happy and excited about the things around you, and often react to them in a way that is silly and not controlled: You should have seen him when they arrived. He was like a kid in a candy store.Excited, interested and enthusiasticStupid and silly behaviour

kid noun (ANIMAL)

[C] a young goatAnimal youngSheep and goats [U] very soft leather made from the skin of a kid: kid glovesTanning and leather

kid

verb [I or T] uk   /kɪd/ (-dd-) informal us  
to say something as a joke, often making someone believe something that is not true: Oh no, I've forgotten your birthday! Hey, just/only kidding! You won first prize? You're kidding! (= I'm really surprised.) I'm just kidding you!Teasing kid yourself to believe something that is not true, usually because you want it to be true: He says there's a good chance she'll come back to him but I think he's kidding himself.Believing
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