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motor

noun [C] uk   /ˈməʊ.tər/  us   /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ/

motor noun [C] (DEVICE)

B2 a device that changes electricity or fuel into movement and makes a machine work: The pump is powered by a small electric motor. Our washing machine needs a new motor.mainly US I've had a new motor (= engine) put in my car.
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motor noun [C] (CAR)

mainly UK old-fashioned a car: Do you know anyone who's looking for a second-hand motor?

motor

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈməʊ.tər/  us   /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ/

motor adjective [before noun] (CAR)

mainly UK connected with cars or other vehicles that have engines and use roads: This has been a difficult year for the motor industry/trade. motor insurance

motor adjective [before noun] (MUSCLES)

specialized biology relating to muscles that produce movement, or the nerves and parts of the brain that control these muscles: He has poor motor control/functions.

motor

verb [I] uk   /ˈməʊ.tər/  us   /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ/
UK old-fashioned to drive: I was just motoring along, minding my own business, when suddenly I was stopped by the police. informal to move or increase very quickly: Shares have motored ahead as profits have risen.
Translations of “motor”
in Arabic مُحَرِّك…
in Korean 모터, 발동기…
in Malaysian motor…
in French (à) moteur…
in Turkish motor…
in Italian motore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝置, 發動機,引擎, 電動機,馬達…
in Russian двигатель, мотор…
in Polish silnik…
in Vietnamese động cơ ô tô…
in Spanish motor…
in Portuguese motor…
in Thai เครื่องยนต์…
in German der Motor, Motor-……
in Catalan motor…
in Japanese モーター…
in Indonesian motor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装置, 发动机,引擎, 电动机,马达…
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