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English definition of “treat”


noun [C]     /triːt/
something special that you buy or do for someone else : a birthday treat As a special treat I'm taking him out for dinner . Annie, put your money away, this is my treat (= I am paying ). → See also Trick or treat!Pleasure and happiness
(Definition of treat noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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