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1 grave /ˈgreɪv/ noun
plural graves
1 grave
/ˈgreɪv/
noun
plural graves
Learner's definition of GRAVE
[count]
: a hole in the ground for burying a dead body
◊ When people think that a dead person would be very shocked or upset to see something that is happening now, they say that person is or must be turning/spinning in his/her grave or US turning over in his/her grave or US rolling (over) in his/her grave.
used to talk about death

dig your own grave

see 1dig

from (the) cradle to (the) grave

see 1cradle

have one foot in the grave

see 1foot
2 grave /ˈgreɪv/ adjective
graver; gravest
2 grave
/ˈgreɪv/
adjective
graver; gravest
Learner's definition of GRAVE
[also more grave; most grave]
formal : very serious : requiring or causing serious thought or concern
: serious and formal in appearance or manner
/ˈgrɑːv/ of an accent mark : having the form `
compare acute 7

— gravely

adverb
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