Definition of 'juvenile'
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He was a useful juvenile hurdler last season and was always likely to improve for the switch to fences. The Sun (2016)He's come up against some of the best juvenile hurdlers and this is much easier. The Sun (2016)That contest is about the strongest juvenile form around and he clearly sets the standard. The Sun (2014)There has not been a more impressive juvenile winner this season. The Sun (2008)The alternative for those who leave juvenile detention is to end up on the streets. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His first crop as a stallion won three of the five juvenile races. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He also makes a habit of targeting this juvenile hurdle. The Sun (2008)He was traumatised by the years spent in juvenile and adult jails. The Sun (2009)His juvenile form was good and he deserves a shot at a race like this. The Sun (2016)My son is locked up at the juvenile detention center this morning. Christianity Today (2000)Still entered in all the big autumn juvenile races, he can bounce back to form. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And Flat form does count in juvenile hurdles. The Sun (2012)Would all drugs be legal, for adults and juveniles? Times, Sunday Times (2010)He has shown improved form since stepping up to a mile and a half and is still well in on his juvenile form. The Sun (2013)This colt ran four times as a juvenile, showing smart form on both attempts at this trip. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Meanwhile juvenile crime has dropped. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A similar survey this summer found only one, a juvenile male. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This episode focuses on one juvenile male chimp as he tries to befriend the dominant males in his troupe, with varying degrees of success. The Sun (2014)My tip was a Group 3 winner as a juvenile but disappointed last term. The Sun (2009)The increase in juvenile crime throughout the 1970s appeared to confirm the critics' views. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)Although it''s hard to nail down these juveniles at this time of year he looks pretty smart. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'juvenile'
British English: juvenile NOUN
A juvenile is a child or young person who is not yet old enough to be regarded as an adult.
The number of juveniles in the general population has fallen by a fifth in the past 10 years.
British English: juvenile ADJECTIVE
Juvenile activity or behaviour involves young people who are not yet adults.
Juvenile crime is increasing at a terrifying rate.
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