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ton

noun [C] uk   /tʌn/ (plural tons or ton) us  

ton noun [C] (WEIGHT)

B2 a unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms Measurements of weight and mass B2 (also long ton) a unit of weight equal to 1,016 kilogramsMeasurements of weight and mass B2 (also short ton) a unit of weight equal to 907 kilogramsMeasurements of weight and mass tons B2 [plural] informal an extremely large amount: We've got tons of food left over from the party.Masses and large amounts of things

ton noun [C] (MONEY)

[singular] UK informal £100: It'll cost you a ton or more.

ton noun [C] (SPEED)

do a ton UK old-fashioned informal to drive at 100 miles an hourDriving and operating road vehiclesMoving quickly
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