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sneeze

verb [I] uk   /sniːz/ us  
B2 When you sneeze, air and often small drops of liquid suddenly come out of your nose and mouth in a way you cannot control: Cats make him sneeze - I think he's allergic to them.
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sneeze

noun [C] uk   /sniːz/ us  
an act or sound of sneezing: He's got all the classic symptoms of a cold - the coughs and sneezes and the sore throat.
Translations of “sneeze”
in Korean 재채기하다…
in Arabic يَعْطَس…
in French éternuer…
in Turkish hapşırmak, aksırmak…
in Italian starnutire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打噴嚏…
in Russian чихать…
in Polish kichać…
in Spanish estornudar…
in Portuguese espirrar…
in German niesen…
in Catalan esternudar…
in Japanese くしゃみをする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打喷嚏…
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