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Definition of 'purse'


  1. a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb"
       Synonyms: bag handbag pocketbook
  2. a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse; "he made the contribution out of his own purse"; "he and his wife shared a common purse"
  3. a small bag for carrying money
  4. a sum of money offered as a prize; "the purse barely covered the winner's expenses"


  1. contract one's lips into a rounded shape
  2. gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse ones's lips"
       Synonyms: wrinkle

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