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comp / kämp/ inf. • n. short for: ∎  a composition. ∎  a complimentary ticket or voucher. ∎  compensation. ∎  (also comp time) compensatory. ∎  a musical accompaniment. ∎  a comprehensive examination. • v. [tr.] 1. play (music) as an accompaniment, esp. in jazz or blues: if someone is comping chord changes, there are more textured harmonies | [intr.] he comps with an open, jangly sound. 2. give (something) away free, esp. as part of a promotion. 3. short for composite. • adj. complimentary; free.

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