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spɛl
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Part of Speech(动) verb, (及物的动) transitive verb, (名) noun
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(名) As a noun
  1. A verbal formula believed to have magical force.
  2. A psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation.
  3. A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition.
  4. A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else).
(动) As a verb
  1. Take turns working.
    • Indicate or signify.
    • Orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of.
    • Place under a spell.
    • Write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word).
    • Relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn.
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