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Meaning: something that doesn't work properly

For example:

  • The air-conditioner in our room's a dud. All it does is blow hot air at us.

  • The bullet was a dud. He pulled the trigger, but the gun didn't fire.

Quick Quiz:

If you buy something and it turns out to be a dud, you'll probably feel
  1. cheated
  2. guilty
  3. pleased

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