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  ( berths    plural & 3rd person present)   ( berthing    present participle)   ( berthed    past tense & past participle  )
1    If you give someone or something a wide berth, you avoid them because you think they are unpleasant, or dangerous, or simply because you do not like them.  
give sb/sthing a wide berth      phrase   V inflects  
She gives showbiz parties a wide berth.     
2       n-count   A berth is a bed on a boat, train, or caravan.  
Goldring booked a berth on the first boat he could.     
3       n-count   A berth is a space in a harbour where a ship stays for a period of time.   (=mooring)  
4       verb   When a ship berths, it sails into harbour and stops at the quay.  
As the ship berthed in New York, McClintock was with the first immigration officers aboard.      V  
  berthed      adj   usu v-link ADJ, usu ADJ prep  
There the Gripsholm was berthed next to another ship.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  



1    bed, billet, bunk, cot     (Nautical)   hammock  
2    anchorage, dock, harbour, haven, pier, port, quay, slip, wharf  
3    appointment, employment, job, living, position, post, situation  
4      (Nautical)   anchor, dock, drop anchor, land, moor, tie up  

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