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To make Cambridge Dictionaries your default search engine in Chrome, visit Cambridge Dictionaries Online, then select 'Settings' from the Chrome settings icon menu, then select 'Manage search engines...'. Find 'Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary' in 'Other Search Engines' and click 'Make default'.

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