prior

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpraɪə/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpraɪɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(prīər)

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prior

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. (no) prior experience [in, as]
  2. have (already) given you prior notice
  3. has prior (written) [permission, consent, authorization]
  4. need prior approval [first, before]
  5. [had no, did not have] prior knowledge [of, about, regarding]
  6. had a prior interest in
  7. had prior commitments
  8. have a prior engagement
  9. prior attempts to
  10. during the prior [year, quarter]
  11. not as [fast, many, high] as prior years
  12. [six weeks, ten days] prior (to)
  13. [happened, occurred] immediately prior to
  14. prior to [arriving, leaving, finishing, commencing]
  15. came in prior to [the interview, joining]
  16. prior to this
n
  1. the [teenager, man, delinquent, thief] had no priors
  2. was [let off, given a warning] because he had no priors
  3. had a prior for [theft, assault]
  4. [found out about, discovered] his priors
  5. what are your priors?
  6. religion: a [young, monastery, veteran, long-serving] prior
  7. the life of a prior
  8. a prior's [life, existence, work]
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