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main street

noun uk   US us  
[C] a street where the most important stores and businesses in a town areMain Street [U] a way of talking about about average Americans and the most typical things about American life : a Main Street jobs program
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Translations of “main street”
in Korean 주요 도로…
in Arabic الشارِع الرئيسي…
in Portuguese rua/avenida principal…
in Catalan carrer gran/major…
in Japanese (町の)本通り…
in Italian via principale al centro di una città con negozi, ecc.…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大街,商業街…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大街,商业街…
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