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Then fold again on your chalk line and press again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are chalk and cheese. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are as different as chalk and cheese at home and away. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is not over by a long chalk. The Sun (2014)You can chalk only some of this up to youthful enthusiasm. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Or draw a chalk line around your windows and doors to keep out ants and slugs. The Sun (2006)To an anorak they really are chalk and cheese. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The remains of former chalk quarries can be seen above the road on the north side. Perring, Franklyn A Guide to Britain's Conservation Heritage (1991)As people the two were chalk and cheese. Jan Fennell FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)The brilliant white chalk has served for generations as a canvas on which we project our national story. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They were chalk and cheese and any simmering dislike they may have had of each other blew up in that moment. The Sun (2013)That 2.5million is not our total bill by a long chalk. The Sun (2014)Not good enough, not by a long chalk. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To that end, he can chalk up this tie as a huge success. Times, Sunday Times (2010)No, not by a long chalk. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Not chalk and cheese as most double acts, but cheese and cheese. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But that is not good enough; not by a long chalk. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's like comparing chalk with cheese. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's going to be very hard measuring chalk against cheese. Times, Sunday Times (2011)First, the people involved are chalk and cheese. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Recent rises make only a small dent in the losses chalked up over longer periods, of course. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Make the circle with a long bit of string if you are indoors, or use chalk on a bit of patio or pavement outside. Times, Sunday Times (2007)More climbing follows, taking you to the edge of the white chalk hills of the Chilterns. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The fireplace was painted in a chalk colour, as were the existing built-in units on either side. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

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Translations for 'chalk'

British English: chalk /tʃɔːk/ NOUN
Chalk is soft white rock.
...high chalk cliffs.
  • American English: chalk
  • Arabic: طَبَاشِير
  • Brazilian Portuguese: giz
  • Chinese: 粉笔
  • Croatian: kreda
  • Czech: křída
  • Danish: kridt
  • Dutch: krijt
  • European Spanish: yeso
  • Finnish: liitu
  • French: craie
  • German: Kreide
  • Greek: κιμωλία
  • Italian: gesso
  • Japanese: チョーク 白墨
  • Korean: 분필
  • Norwegian: kritt
  • Polish: kreda
  • European Portuguese: giz
  • Romanian: cretă
  • Russian: мел
  • Latin American Spanish: tiza
  • Swedish: krita
  • Thai: หินชอล์ก
  • Turkish: tebeşir
  • Ukrainian: крейда
  • Vietnamese: phấn viết
British English: chalk VERB
If you chalk something, you draw or write it using a piece of chalk.
He chalked the message on the blackboard.
  • American English: chalk
  • Brazilian Portuguese: escrever a giz
  • Chinese: 用粉笔写
  • European Spanish: apuntar con tiza
  • French: écrire à la craie
  • German: mit Kreide schreiben
  • Italian: scrivere col gesso
  • Japanese: チョークで書く
  • Korean: ~을 분필로 쓰다
  • European Portuguese: escrever a giz
  • Latin American Spanish: apuntar con tiza
British English: chalk NOUN
Chalk is small sticks of chalk, or a substance similar to chalk, used for writing or drawing with.
...somebody writing with a piece of chalk.
  • American English: chalk
  • Brazilian Portuguese: giz
  • Chinese: 粉笔
  • European Spanish: tiza
  • French: craie
  • German: Kreide
  • Italian: gesso
  • Japanese: チョーク
  • Korean: 분필
  • European Portuguese: giz
  • Latin American Spanish: tiza


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