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furnoun [C/U]

 us   /fɜr/
the ​soft, ​thickhair that ​covers the ​bodies of some ​animals, or the hair-covered ​skin of ​animals, ​removed from ​theirbodies: [U] Persian ​cats have ​long fur. [U] My ​jacket is ​lined with fur. [C] She ​worediamonds and furs and always ​lookedglamorous.
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furnoun

uk   /fɜːr/  us   /fɝː/

fur noun (HAIR)

B1 [C or U] the ​thickhair that ​covers the ​bodies of some ​animals, or the hair-covered skin(s) of ​animals, ​removed from ​theirbodies: She ​stroked the rabbit's ​soft fur. "Is that ​real fur on ​yourcollar?" "Certainly not - I only ​wear fake fur." a fur coat Native Americans ​traded furs with early ​Europeansettlers.
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fur noun (GREY SUBSTANCE)

[U] a hard ​palegreysubstance that can ​form on the inside of ​waterpipes, kettles, etc.

fur noun (TONGUE)

[U] a ​greyishcovering on the ​tongue, ​caused by ​illness or by ​smokingcigarettes

furverb [I]

uk   /fɜːr/  us   /fɝː/ (-rr-) UK
If ​waterpipes, kettles, etc. fur, a hard ​greysubstanceforms on the inside: Over the ​years, the ​pipes in ​ourhouse have ​slowly furred (up). (also fur up) If someone's arteries (= ​tubes that ​carryblood from ​yourheart) fur, or something furs them, they ​becomeslightlyblocked: Eating too much ​fat furs up ​yourarteries which ​slows down the ​flow of ​blood.
(Definition of fur from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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