Definition of 'cement'
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He will view this as the opportunity he has craved to cement a regular place. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Scotland is a game that we want to win to cement the place at the top of the group. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Victory cemented fifth place in the table for Tottenham going into the busy festive period. The Sun (2016)Builders reported higher prices on bricks, cement, flooring and timber. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These sorts of things can cement relationships as well as any number of nights out. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We do not want to be a nation of cement mixers. The Sun (2008)They appear cemented in third place and out of reach. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Use a small amount of the icing to cement the layers together. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Drinking stories deepen bonds of friendship and cement group membership. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Supporting and cementing these trading relationships must now be a top priority for business and government alike. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All three were on mattresses on the cement floor and covered with flowery blankets. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This ailing cement mixer is running on petrol. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My aim now is to cement my place. The Sun (2015)None of these techniques consistently cemented the society together. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)It will give you a new focus and a very positive way of cementing your relationship. The Sun (2012)Instead they use one that came out of a cement mixer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The property was grey cement and built in the 1960s. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For me, that cemented our friendship in some weird way. The Sun (2008)What will happen to the mother's body buried under the cement floor in the basement? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Then mix a little glue with the sand and cement; with luck the original and new will bond. Times, Sunday Times (2006)An uncompromising 1970s makeover had gouged out the windows and buried all stone beneath breeze block, concrete tiles and cement render. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We pass hunter after hunter in DIY hides made of cement, rock or wood. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'cement'
British English: cement /sɪˈmɛnt/ NOUN
Cement is a grey powder which is mixed with sand and water in order to make concrete.
- American English: cement
- Arabic: إسْمَنْت
- Brazilian Portuguese: cimento
- Chinese: 水泥
- Croatian: cement
- Czech: cement
- Danish: cement
- Dutch: cement
- European Spanish: cemento
- Finnish: sementti
- French: ciment
- German: Zement
- Greek: τσιμέντο
- Italian: cemento
- Japanese: セメント
- Korean: 시멘트
- Norwegian: sement
- Polish: cement
- European Portuguese: cimento
- Romanian: ciment
- Russian: цемент
- Spanish: cemento
- Swedish: cement
- Thai: ซีเมนต์
- Turkish: çimento
- Ukrainian: цемент
- Vietnamese: xi măng
British English: cement VERB
Something that cements a relationship or agreement makes it stronger.
Nothing cements a friendship between countries so much as trade.
Definition of cement from the Collins English Dictionary
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