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English definition of “spell”

spell

noun [C] (DO INSTEAD)    /spel/ US
a period when you do something that someone else would usually be doing, especially in order to allow them to rest : If we take spells (with) doing the painting , it won't seem like such hard work .Replacing and exchanging
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