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case1

case1

 
pronunciation:
keIs
phrases:
in case
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance or example of something.
After the fifth case of theft in our office, we decided to take action.
synonyms:
example, instance, occasion, occurrence
similar words:
affair, business, event, happening, illustration, matter, picture
definition 2: the real facts; what is true or actual.
It is not the case that Jack hit the other boy first.
synonyms:
fact, reality, truth
similar words:
circumstance
definition 3: a matter that needs to be investigated by the police or other authorities.
When someone disappears for several days, that is a case for the police.
synonyms:
business, concern, matter
similar words:
affair, circumstance
definition 4: a charge or complaint against someone that is investigated in a court of law; a lawsuit.
There is a case against him in court for not paying his bill.
synonyms:
lawsuit, suit
similar words:
trial
definition 5: someone who is injured or sick; a patient.
The doctor has five new cases this week.
synonyms:
patient
similar words:
invalid, victim
phrase: in case
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