stain

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsteɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/steɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stān)


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stain

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [a blood, an oil, a wine] stain
  2. use [bleach, baking soda, salt] to get the stain out
  3. get the stain out with [bleach]
  4. can't get the stain out (of)
  5. trying to get the stain out
  6. the stain [should, will] wash out easily
  7. have a big stain on the front of your [shirt, pants]
  8. got a stain on my [shirt] (from)
  9. choose from a [selection, range] of wood stains
  10. a [large, small, stubborn, difficult] stain
  11. was a stain on his [record, reputation, career]
v
  1. stained [his shirt, her pants, the carpet]
  2. stained [his shirt] with [wine, blood, coffee]
  3. the [shirt is, teeth are] stained [red, brown] (by)
  4. [these berries, tea, tobacco] [will, might] stain (your teeth)
  5. stain [easily, instantly, quickly]
  6. stain [wood, furniture, leather]
  7. stained her [reputation, image]
  8. her [reputation] was stained by the [scandal, affair]
n as adj
  1. using stain remover
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