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link

noun [C] uk   /lɪŋk/ us  

link noun [C] (CONNECTION)

B2 a connection between two people, things, or ideas: There's a direct link between diet and heart disease. Their links with Mexico are still strong. diplomatic links between the two countriesB1 a connection between documents on the internet: Click on this link to visit our online bookstore.
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link noun [C] (CHAIN)

one of the rings in a chain

link

verb [T] uk   /lɪŋk/ us  
B2 to make a connection between two or more people, things, or ideas: The explosions are not thought to be linked in any way. The use of CFCs has been linked to the depletion of the ozone layer.
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