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palm

noun [C] uk   /pɑːm/ us  

palm noun [C] (HAND)

C2 the inside part of your hand from your wrist to the base of your fingers: This tiny device fits into the palm of your hand.The hand read sb's palm to look at the lines on the inside of someone's hand and say what these lines say about their character and futurePredicting things and intuitionExtrasensory perception and telepathy

palm noun [C] (TREE)

C1 (also palm tree) a tree that grows in hot countries and has a tall trunk with a mass of long pointed leaves at the top: date palms palm fronds The island has long golden beaches fringed by palm trees.Types of evergreen and coniferous tree

palm

verb [T] uk   /pɑːm/ us  
to make something seem to disappear by hiding it in the palm of your hand as part of a trick, or to steal something by picking it up in a way that will not be noticed: I suspected that he had palmed a playing card.Hiding and disguisingStealing
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