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apenoun [C]

 us   /eɪp/

ape noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a ​mammal that has ​longarms and no ​tail or a ​shorttail 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 ​snobappeal, high-priced American ​clothingstores ape British ​usage and ​callsuspenders "​braces."
(Definition of ape from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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apenoun [C]

uk   us   /eɪp/
an ​animal like a ​largemonkey with no ​tail, that uses ​itsarms to ​move through ​trees: Chimpanzees and ​gorillas are both apes.

apeverb [T]

uk   us   /eɪp/ disapproving
to ​copy something or someone ​badly and ​unsuccessfully: He called the new ​buildingunoriginal and said that it ​merely aped the ​classicaltraditions.
(Definition of ape from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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