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American English: /ˈwʊd ˌbi/
British English: /ˈwʊdbi/


  • (before noun) a would-be star/poet
    un aspirante a estrella/poeta
    Example sentences
    • Making too much of a clamor over the issue could send a wrong signal to the business world and would-be investors.
    • One other conundrum for the board and would-be investors to contemplate is the question of future leadership.
    • Knowing that the club would still have a home at which to play would be a massive boost for any would-be investor.
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