machine

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machine is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
machine

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Noun[change]

Singular
machine

Plural
machines

  1. (countable) A machine is a man-made object with moving parts.
    I'm putting the clothes in the washing machine. Is there anything you want washed?
    This new machine is the fastest computer I've ever had.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
machine

Third-person singular
machines

Past tense
machined

Past participle
machined

Present participle
machining

  1. (transitive) If you machine something you fasten or shape it with a machine.