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row

noun uk   /rəʊ/  us   /roʊ/

row noun (LINE)

B1 [C] a line of things, people, animals, etc. arranged next to each other: a row of houses/books/plants/people/horses We had seats in the front/back row of the theatre. US (UK terrace) a line of houses joined together along their side walls [C] Row is also used in the names of some roads: Prospect Rowin a row B2 one after another without a break: She's been voted Best Actress three years in a row.
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row noun (MOVING THROUGH WATER)

[C usually singular] the activity of making a boat move through water using oars (= poles with flat ends): They've gone for a row to the island.

row

verb [I or T] uk   /rəʊ/  us   /roʊ/
B2 to cause a boat to move through water by pushing against the water with oars (= poles with flat ends): The wind dropped, so we had to row (the boat) back home.
rower
noun [C] uk   /ˈrəʊ.ər/  us   /ˈroʊ.ɚ/
rowing
noun [U] uk   /ˈrəʊ.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈroʊ-/
I love rowing.
Translations of “row”
in Arabic رَتِل, صَف, صَفّ…
in Korean 줄, 열…
in Malaysian barisan…
in French rang(ée)…
in Turkish sıra, dizi, sıralar…
in Italian fila…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行, 一排, 一行…
in Russian ряд…
in Polish rząd…
in Vietnamese hàng, dãy…
in Spanish hilera, fila…
in Portuguese fila, fileira…
in Thai แถว…
in German die Reihe…
in Catalan fila, filera…
in Japanese 列, 並び, 座席の列…
in Indonesian deretan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行, 一排, 一行…
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