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pub

noun [C] uk   /pʌb/ (formal public house) UK us  
A2 a place in Britain and Ireland where alcoholic drinks can be bought and drunk and where food is often available: Do you want to go to (informal go down) the pub after work? our local pub a pub lunch.
See also
Selling and serving alcoholic drinksPublic entertainment venues
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