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aid

noun
 
 
/eɪd/
HELP [U] money, food, or equipment that is given to help a country or group of people: Emergency aid was sent to the flood victims. aid workersHelping and co-operatingGiving, providing and supplyingCharity organizationsGenerous and charitable
in aid of sb/sth UK in order to collect money for a group of people who need it: a concert in aid of famine reliefHelping and co-operating
with the aid of sth using something to help you: She can walk with the aid of a stick.Helping and co-operating
come/go to sb's aid to go to someone and help them: Luckily a policeman came to my aid.Helping and co-operating
EQUIPMENT [C] a piece of equipment that helps you to do something: teaching aids such as books and videos →  See also Band-Aid , first aid , visual aid Helping and co-operating
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