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1‘Yvonne and her friends were playing in the park’
public garden, recreation ground, playground, play area, municipal park, public park
2‘a property set in fifty acres of park’
parkland, grassland, woodland, lawns, grounds, estate
3‘he was the liveliest player on the park’
playing field, football field, field, pitch
1‘he parked his car outside Emma's house’
leave, station, position
stop, pull up
2‘park your bag by the door’
put, put down, place, deposit, set, set down, leave, stick, shove, dump, plump
informal plonk, plunk
British informal bung
‘he parked himself in the seat opposite’
sit down, seat oneself, install oneself, plant oneself, ensconce oneself, plump oneself, plop oneself, flump, perch
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