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apenoun [C]

us   /eɪp/
  • ape noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a mammal that has long arms and no tail or a short tail and that is related to monkeys: Chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans are all apes.

apeverb [T]

us   /eɪp/ often disapproving
  • ape verb [T] (COPY)

to copy something or someone: Because of snob appeal, high-priced American clothing stores ape British usage and call suspenders "braces."
(Definition of ape from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"ape" in British English

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apenoun [C]

uk   /eɪp/ us   /eɪp/
an animal like a large monkey with no tail, that uses its arms to move through trees: Chimpanzees and gorillas are both apes.
Idioms

apeverb [T]

uk   /eɪp/ us   /eɪp/ disapproving
(Definition of ape from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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