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strangeadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /streɪndʒ/
not familiar, or difficult to understand; different: We kept hearing strange noises coming from the attic. I had a strange feeling that we had met before. That’s strange – I thought I had locked this door when we left.
not known or familiar: I really don’t like strange people coming to my door.
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"strange" in British English

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strangeadjective

uk   /streɪndʒ/  us   /streɪndʒ/
  • strange adjective (UNUSUAL)

A2 unusual and unexpected, or difficult to understand: He has some very strange ideas about women! You say the strangest things sometimes. I had a strange feeling that we'd met before. It's strange that tourists almost never visit this village. That's strange - I'm sure I put my glasses in my bag, but they're not there.
feel strange
to feel uncomfortable and not normal or correct: I hope that fish was all right - my stomach feels a little strange .

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  • strange adjective (NOT FAMILIAR)

B1 not known or familiar: I don't accept rides from strange men. With so many strange faces around her, the baby started to cry. I've never been here before either, so it's all strange to me too.

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