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adjective uk   /ˈmær.id/  us   /ˈmer-/
A2 having a wife or husband: a married couple We've been happily married for five years. Please state whether you are single, cohabiting, married, separated, divorced or widowed. Smith was married with two children. So how are you enjoying married life? She had an affair with a married man. The survey reveals that two-thirds of married women earn less than their husbands. So how long have you been married to Nicky?figurative Rachel seems to be married to (= very involved with) her new job at the moment, so we hardly ever see her.get married A2 to begin a legal relationship with someone as their husband or wife: When are you getting married? Chris and Debbie got married last summer. Jamie's getting married to Laura.
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in Korean 결혼한…
in Arabic مُتَزَوِّج…
in Portuguese casado…
in Catalan casat…
in Japanese 結婚している…
in Italian sposato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 已婚的, 有配偶的…
in Russian женатый, замужняя…
in Turkish evli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 已婚的, 有配偶的…
in Polish żonaty, zamężna, małżeński…
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