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Main Entry: 1it
Pronunciation: (primarystress)it, schwat
Function: pronoun
1 : that one -- used usually to refer to a lifeless thing <caught the ball and threw it back>, a living thing whose sex is unknown or disregarded <don't know who it is>, a group, or an abstract entity
2 -- used as subject of a verb that expresses a condition or action without a doer <it is raining>
3 a -- used in the usual place of a noun, phrase, or clause not in its ordinary place <it is necessary to repeat the whole thing> <it was here that I lost my way> b -- used as a direct object with little or no meaning <footed it back to camp>
4 : the general state of affairs <how is it going>

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