before

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before is part of the Basic English 850.
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before is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
before

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Preposition
before

  1. If x happens before y, x happens first and y happens second.
    He worked in a gas station before he became famous.
    Put out the fire before the house burns down.
    I have not been there before.
    She finished before me.
  2. in front of something
    She stood before him, looking into his eyes.
  3. until
    It took a few moments before I realized that she was joking.

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