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 us   /ɑʊ/
used to express sudden pain: Ow, stop it, you’re hurting me!
(Definition of ow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

(Definition of ow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ow”
in Spanish ay…
in Vietnamese ối!…
in Malaysian au…
in Thai โอ๊ย…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于表示突然的疼痛)哎哟,哎唷…
in Indonesian ou, aduh…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於表示突然的疼痛)哎喲,哎唷…
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