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learnverb

uk   /lɜːn/  us   /lɝːn/ (learned or UK also learnt, learned or UK also learnt)
A1 [I or T] to get knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity: They learn Russian at school. "Can you drive?" "I'm learning." I've learned a lot about computers since I started work here. [+ to infinitive] I'm learning to play the piano. [+ question word + to infinitive] First you'll learn (how) to use this machine.B1 [T] to make yourself remember a piece of writing by reading it or repeating it many times: I don't know how actors manage to learn all those lines. We were told to learn Portia's speech by heart (= be able to say it from memory) for homework.B2 [I or T] to start to understand that you must change the way you behave: She'll have to learn that she can't have everything she wants. She soon learned not to contradict him. He's not afraid to learn from his mistakes.B1 [I or T] to be told facts or information that you did not know: We were all shocked to learn of his death. [+ (that)] I later learned (that) the message had never arrived. I only learned about the accident later.
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