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shore

noun     /ʃɔːr/ US  /ʃɔːr/
B1 [C or U] the land along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river: You can walk for miles along the shore. The boat was about a mile from/off (the) shore when the engine suddenly died. → See also offshore, onshoreCoasts and beachesBays and gulfs on shore on the land and not in a ship: We waited until we were on shore before repairing the sails.Coasts and beachesBays and gulfsTerms for location and direction used at sea shores [plural] literary a country or continent with a coast: In 1992, Britain played host to the first multi-racial South African team to visit these shores.Coasts and beachesBays and gulfs
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