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aid

noun [U]
 
 
/eɪd/
money, food, medicine, or other supplies that are sent to people or countries who need them because of a difficult situation: appeal for/ask for/seek aid The government has already appealed for 800,000 tonnes of food aid to feed its starving population. economic/emergency/humanitarian aidget/receive/accept aid Victims of the flood can receive aid at one of the 19 emergency aid stations set up by the state. foreign/international/overseas aid
help or support: give/provide/send aid to sb Lawmakers say the plan will create 1 million jobs and provide comfort and aid to the poor.come to the aid of sb The Bureau will come to the aid of any homeowners pursuing an insurance claim.government/public/state aid Under the plan, state aid to local businesses would drop by $6.6 million. →  See also aid agency , development aid , financial aid , foreign aid , legal aid
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