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reserve

noun     /rɪˈzɜːv/
SUPPLY [C]
a supply of something that you keep until it is needed: emergency cash reservesKeeping and storing things
in reserve
ready to be used if you need it: I always keep a little money in reserve.Keeping and storing things
QUALITY [U]
behaviour that does not show what you are thinking or feelingShy and modestAnxious and worriedNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
SPORT [C]
in sport, an extra player who is ready to play if one of the other players has an injuryCompetitors and participants in sports and gamesReplacing and exchanging
AREA [C]
B2 an area of land where animals and plants are protected →  See also nature reserve Animal Dwellings - man-madeAnimal dwellings - naturalZoos and wildlife reserves
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