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"eclipse" in American English

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eclipsenoun [C]

us   /ɪˈklɪps/
  • eclipse noun [C] (SUN/MOON)

earth science a period of time when the light from an object in the sky cannot be seen because another object has come between you and it
solar eclipse
In a solar eclipse, the moon travels in between the earth and the sun.
lunar eclipse
In a lunar eclipse, the earth travels in between the moon and the sun.

eclipseverb [T]

us   /ɪˈklɪps/
  • eclipse verb [T] (BLOCK)

to become much more important and noticeable than something: The state of the economy has eclipsed all other issues during the election campaign.
(Definition of eclipse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"eclipse" in British English

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eclipsenoun

uk   /ɪˈklɪps/ us   /ɪˈklɪps/

eclipseverb

uk   /ɪˈklɪps/ us   /ɪˈklɪps/
(Definition of eclipse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eclipse" in Business English

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eclipseverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈklɪps/ us  
to become greater in amount or level than something else: The increased consumer spending from new businesses has already helped shopping, dining, and real estate eclipse oil revenues. Their stock is up 50% so far this year, as their profit growth is expected to eclipse that of larger companies.
to become more successful or important than something else: We have developed a winning formula to eclipse our rivals. These problems should not be allowed to eclipse the organization's achievements.
(Definition of eclipse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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