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noun 
  1. (uncountable) Action given to provide assistance; aid.
I need some with my homework.
  1. (singularonly) A person or persons who provide assistance with some task.
He was a great to me when I was moving house.
  1. (countable) A person employed to help in the maintenance of a house.
The is coming round this morning to clean.
verb (helps, helping, helped or (archaic) holp, helped or (archaic) holpen)
  1. (transitive) To provide assistance to (someone or something).
He helped his grandfather cook breakfast.
  1. (transitive) To contribute in some way to.
The white paint on the walls helps make the room look brighter.
  1. (intransitive) To provide assistance.
She was struggling with the groceries, so I offered to .
  1. (transitive) To avoid; to prevent; to refrain from; to restrain (oneself). Usually used in the negative with can.
We couldn"t noticing that you were late.
We couldn"t but notice that you were late.
She"s trying not to smile, but she can"t herself.

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