- (subordinating) on account of the fact that; on account of being; since: because it's so cold we'll go home
- because of ⇒ (preposition) on account of: I lost my job because of her
Listen:strong: [bɪˈkəz], weak: [bɪˈkɒz]
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be•cause /bɪˈkɔz, -ˈkʌz/USA pronunciation conj.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2018
use because of when a noun phrase, not a clause, describes the reason for something.
be•cause (bi kôz′, -koz′, -kuz′),USA pronunciation conj.
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