Definition of 'pothole'
Example sentences containing 'pothole'
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A council is recruiting members of the public to fill in potholes that it cannot afford to repair itself. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A council is recruiting members of the public to fill in potholes that it cannot afford to repair itself. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So at least try to avoid the potholes. The Sun (2015)It sounded a bit like when you drive your car into a large pothole. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Big cavities formed in this way collapse under the weight of traffic to produce potholes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The two companies will also fix potholes and keep verges litter free. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The council would be better off spending it on the potholes in our road. The Sun (2011)Then we might get our potholes filled in. The Sun (2014)The obvious solution to potholes is to fill them in as soon as they appear. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The county council did not fill the pothole despite warnings from police. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was riding his bicycle when he had to swerve to avoid a massive pothole and was crushed by a lorry. The Sun (2010)In the most extreme cases, drivers crashed after hitting potholes and losing control of their vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Here's where that trajectory hits a pothole. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Spend the money on public transport and fixing potholes instead, they say. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And then... you hit a pothole! The Sun (2014) Avoid bumps and potholes, which reduce forward momentum. Times, Sunday Times (2009)An epidemic of potholes in roads has erupted across the country, a legacy of the cold winter. Times, Sunday Times (2009)WE have potholes in the roads all over the country. The Sun (2014)I have to go slower over speed bumps and avoid certain roads because of potholes or dips. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In return, the pothole is fixed and the name of your company or organisation is written on the repair. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I reached to pull it down, only to hit a pothole. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The next wake-up moment came when he said that he was giving us 100 million to fix potholes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)While surface potholes and cracks can be patched over, the long-term damage beneath stores up problems which will quickly resurface. The Sun (2010)No lights, just deep potholes, and lorries piling out of a huge factory and sending up clouds of dust. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'pothole'
British English: pothole /ˈpɒtˌhəʊl/ NOUN
A pothole is a large hole in the surface of a road, caused by traffic and bad weather.
- American English: pothole
- Arabic: حُفْرَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: buraco estrada
- Chinese: 坑洼
- Croatian: rupa na cesti
- Czech: výmol
- Danish: hul
- Dutch: putje
- European Spanish: cueva subterránea
- Finnish: kuoppa
- French: nid-de-poule
- German: Schlagloch
- Greek: λακκούβα
- Italian: cavità
- Japanese: ポットホール
- Korean: 팬 구멍
- Norwegian: hull
- Polish: wybój
- European Portuguese: buraco estrada
- Romanian: groapă
- Russian: выбоина
- Spanish: cueva subterránea
- Swedish: tjälskott
- Thai: หลุมบ่อ
- Turkish: yol çukuru
- Ukrainian: вибоїна
- Vietnamese: ổ gà
Definition of pothole from the Collins English Dictionary
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