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parrot

noun [C] uk   /ˈpær.ət/ us    /ˈper-/
B1 a tropical bird with a curved beak, often kept as a pet and trained to copy the human voiceBirds commonly kept as pets

parrot

verb [T] uk   /ˈpær.ət/ us    /ˈper-/ disapproving
to repeat exactly what someone else says, without understanding it or thinking about its meaning: She doesn't have an original thought in her head - she just parrots anything that Sara says.Saying againSaying and uttering
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