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text

noun uk   /tekst/ us  
B1 [U] the written words in a book, magazine, etc., not the pictures: The book has 100 pages of closely printed text. A2 [C] a text message: I'll send you a text as soon as I have any news. the text of sth the exact words of a speech, etc.: Can we see the full text of your speech before Tuesday? B1 [C] a book or piece of writing that you study as part of a course: 'Ulysses' is a set text for the exam. [C usually singular] a sentence or piece of writing from the Bible that a priest reads aloud in church and talks about

text

verb [T] uk   /tekst/ us  
A2 to send someone a text message by phone: I texted her to arrange a time to meet.
texting
noun [U] uk   /ˈtekst.ɪŋ/ us  
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