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in case of

Definition of in case of

  1. :  if (something) happens :  in the event of <That door is for use in case of fire.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  a set of circumstances or conditions

    :  a situation requiring investigation or action (as by the police)

    :  the object of investigation or consideration

  1. :  a box or receptacle for holding something

    :  a box together with its contents

    :  set

  1. :  to enclose in or cover with or as if with a case :  encase

    :  to line (as a well) with supporting material (as metal pipe)

    :  to inspect or study especially with intent to rob


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