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refer to sb/sth

phrasal verb with refer uk   /rɪˈfɜːr/  us   /-ˈfɝː/ verb (-rr-)
B2 to talk or write about someone or something, especially in only a few words: In her autobiography she occasionally refers to her unhappy schooldays. He always refers to the house as his "refuge".C1 If writing or information refers to someone or something, it relates to that person or thing: The new salary scale only refers to company managers and directors.
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