Meaning of ACE in English

ACE

I. noun

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■ VERB

hold

I knew that, in the cold light of day, he held all the aces .

And how did he know she was holding the ace ?

But even so the oil-producing countries do not hold all the aces , and they still risk future setbacks.

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a World War II flying ace

pitching ace Doug Jones

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And how did he know she was holding the ace ?

Her third serve rocketed over the net, an ace .

Mungo decided to play his ace .

The Rangers ace suffered a stress fracture of the right knee after a late tackle in the recent 1-1 draw at Broomfield.

The Ulster Inter-Pro ace has failed in his battle to recover from a thumb injury sustained during a recent skiing holiday.

There are aces and kings and twos and threes in any deck of cards.

II. adjective

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It'd be ace if you could come to the party.

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It's clear that ace coach Eddie Futch has taken a shine to him.

Now the area will be seen for what it has to offer: superb technical lines of good rock and ace protection.

She was always ace on a sewing machine.

Then Saughton Sports Centre is offering an ace opportunity you can't turn down.

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