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noun [C] uk   /ˈek.sɜːpt/ us    /-sɝːpt/
a short part taken from a speech, book, film, etc.: An excerpt from her new thriller will appear in this weekend's magazine.
verb [T] uk   /ekˈsɜːpt/ us    /-ˈsɝːpt/ mainly US
This passage of text has been excerpted from her latest novel.
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