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waist

noun [C]     /weɪst/
B2 the part of the body above and slightly narrower than the hips : a small / narrow / tiny / large / thick waist These trousers are a bit tight around my waist.The human torso the part of a piece of clothing that goes around or covers the area between the hips and the ribs : The skirt had an elasticated waist.Parts of clothes
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