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English definition of “past”

past

noun
 
 
/pɑːst/
the past B1 the time before the present and all the things that happened then: the distant/recent past In the past people would bathe once a month.Specific periods of timeIn the past A2 the form of the verb which is used to show what happened in the pastVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs
sb's past B1 all of the things that someone has done in their life: I knew nothing about his past.Events and occurrencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of past noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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