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accident

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈæk.sɪ.dənt/
A2 something bad that happens that is not expected or intended and that often damages something or injures someone: Josh had an accident and spilled water all over his work. She was injured in a car/road accident (= when one car hit another).by accident B1 without intending to, or without being intended: I deleted the file by accident. I found her letter by accident as I was looking through my files.
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in Arabic حادِث…
in Korean 사고…
in Malaysian kemalangan, kebetulan…
in French accident, (par) hasard…
in Turkish kaza…
in Italian incidente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意外, 不測, 事故…
in Russian несчастный случай…
in Polish wypadek…
in Vietnamese tai nạn, sự tình cờ…
in Spanish accidente, casualidad…
in Portuguese acidente…
in Thai อุบัติเหตุ, เหตุบังเอิญ…
in German der Unfall, der Zufall…
in Catalan accident…
in Japanese 事故…
in Indonesian kecelakaan, kebetulan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意外, 不测, 事故…
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