book

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book

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Singular
book

Plural
books

A book
  1. (countable) A book is a lot of paper joined together with writing and pictures printed on them for you to read or write in.
    I borrow books from the library, and keep them in a bookcase.
  2. (countable) A book is a group of stamps, matches, tickets, etc., held together inside a paper cover.
  3. (plural) A company's books, are its money records.
    An outside accountant kept the books and signed the checks until he joined the company.

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Plain form
book

Third-person singular
books

Past tense
booked

Past participle
booked

Present participle
booking

  1. (transitive) If you book something or someone, you reserve them for a certain time.
    I want to book a hotel room for tomorrow night.
    I can book tickets for the concert next week.
  2. (transitive); (law enforcement) If you book someone, you someone officially put their name in police records for a crime.
    The police booked him for driving too fast

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