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legnoun [C]

uk   us   /leɡ/

leg noun [C] (PART)

A1 one of the parts of the body of a human or animal that is used for standing or walking: My legs were tired after so much walking. He broke his leg skiing. The horse broke its front leg in the fall. the part of a piece of clothing that you put your leg in: He rolled up his trouser legs and waded into the water. one of the thin vertical parts that support an object: a chair/table leg
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leg noun [C] (STAGE)

a particular stage of a journey, competition, or activity: He has tickets for the first leg of the NCAA Men's Hockey Championship. The last leg of the race was Paris to London.

legverb

uk   us   /leɡ/ UK informal
leg it to run away in order to escape from something: They legged it round the corner when they saw the police coming.
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