butterfly

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1 butterfly /ˈbʌtɚˌflaɪ/ noun
plural butterflies
1 butterfly
/ˈbʌtɚˌflaɪ/
noun
plural butterflies
Learner's definition of BUTTERFLY
[count] : a kind of insect that has a long thin body and brightly colored wings and that flies mostly during the day see color picture on this page; compare moth
[count] often disapproving : a person who goes to many parties and other social events
[singular] : a way of swimming in which the swimmer's face is in the water and the arms move together in a circular motion while the legs kick up and down
also : a race in which the swimmers do the butterfly
butterflies [plural] informal : a nervous feeling in your stomach
2 butterfly /ˈbʌtɚˌflaɪ/ verb
butterflies; butterflied; butterflying
2 butterfly
/ˈbʌtɚˌflaɪ/
verb
butterflies; butterflied; butterflying
Learner's definition of BUTTERFLY
[+ object]
: to cut (food) into two pieces that are joined along one edge so that it can be spread apart for cooking
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