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  ( forests    plural  )
1       n-var   A forest is a large area where trees grow close together.  
Parts of the forest are still dense and inaccessible., ...25 million hectares of forest.     
2       n-count   A forest of tall or narrow objects is a group of them standing or sticking upright.  
LITERARY   with supp, usu N of n  
They descended from the plane into a forest of microphones and cameras.     
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miss the forest for the trees n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).

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v.
The act or offence of grubbing up trees and bushes, and thus destroying forest land. Or, the land thus destroyed.
[Leg.] English noun and verb
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