Definition of 'concrete'
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Inside polished concrete and wooden floors are complemented by groovy lights and modern sculptures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We can point to the polls as a very concrete example any time we are trying to sell ourselves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Explain what you have done, using concrete examples. The Sun (2017)Humans wishing to ascend or descend used concrete ramps, installed to save on precious wartime steel. Smithsonian Mag (2017)It is hot and the fish are lying out on concrete tables in covered open-air areas. Smithsonian Insider (2017)I found no concrete evidence of any real friends. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They box on concrete floors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He added:'I have told my agents not to come to me unless they have something concrete for me. The Sun (2016)Before slapping them with that kind of bill, we need concrete evidence that leaving the customs union will make Britain better off. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Work will also take place to soften the appearance of the concrete building. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The intro uses concrete language and is thought provoking. Christianity Today (2000)He wanted them to guarantee all bank deposits and set out a concrete timetable for action. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is an old concrete floor inside. The Sun (2015)The crude hatch had been covered over by concrete. The Sun (2008)The trick is to avoid merely replacing a green area with a concrete or stone one. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They just could not find concrete evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The stout concrete walls surrounding the dockyard effectively shielded the proceedings from view. Titanic - Destination disaster (1987)The pitch is a strip of concrete in the sand. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yesterday the company explained that there was no concrete plan. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Running the length of that passage is a narrow concrete path. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This tenet of rational expectations theory can be most easily understood through a concrete example. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)He and his father reach a concrete commercial building. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But they made the steering wheel feel as though it had been set in concrete. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The concrete floors are polished so that one can see the paintings reflected in them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The container was then covered over with concrete. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He'll then see that your relationship with your boyfriend is as solid as concrete. The Sun (2006)The place is solid concrete. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was the brainchild of the borough surveyor, whose nickname derived from his use of concrete both here and in the adjoining resort to the east. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then it argued that the poles were in fact replacements for much smaller, older concrete ones installed in the 1970s. Times, Sunday Times (2015)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)
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Translations for 'concrete'
British English: concrete /ˈkɒnkriːt/ NOUN
Concrete is a substance used for building. It is made from cement, sand, small stones, and water.
The fence posts have to be set in concrete.
- American English: concrete
- Arabic: خَرَسَانَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: concreto
- Chinese: 混凝土
- Croatian: beton
- Czech: beton
- Danish: beton
- Dutch: beton
- European Spanish: hormigón
- Finnish: betoni
- French: concret
- German: Beton
- Greek: σκυρόδεμα
- Italian: cemento
- Japanese: コンクリート
- Korean: 콘크리트
- Norwegian: konkret gjenstand
- Polish: beton
- European Portuguese: concreto
- Romanian: beton
- Russian: бетон
- Spanish: hormigón
- Swedish: betong
- Thai: คอนกรีต
- Turkish: beton
- Ukrainian: бетон
- Vietnamese: bê tông
British English: concrete ADJECTIVE
You use concrete to indicate that something is definite and specific.
He had no concrete evidence.
British English: concrete VERB
When you concrete something such as a path, you cover it with concrete.
He merely cleared and concreted the floors.
Definition of concrete from the Collins English Dictionary
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