Definition of 'rubble'
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Photos of the scene showed buildings reduced to rubble, including what appeared to be a school with upturned desks and chairs covered in dust. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There will be simply a pile of rubble instead of buildings that might have had tenants. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It took three months just to clear the rubble. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was more like rubble than rock. Christianity Today (2000)There are perhaps just as many still under the rubble. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The catastrophe reduced countless buildings to rubble. The Sun (2015)The cries for help from people trapped under rubble still linger in my ears. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Government tanks are reducing residential buildings to rubble. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As we walked past countless buildings reduced to rubble we saw hundreds of people hunched under blankets in the freezing rain. The Sun (2011)We'll have to clear up the rubble and put up a tent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If they are also specialists in clearing the rubble, they can stay. The Sun (2015)Thousands are still buried under rubble and the death toll may hit 50,000. The Sun (2008)German women had to undertake the heaviest manual labour, clearing the rubble. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)By the third act, a scattering of rubble and dust is all that remains of the theatre. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)A thousand were injured and rescuers were still scouring the rubble for survivors. The Sun (2013)The technique emerged in postwar Germany as a solution to rebuild making use of the abundance of masonry rubble. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Broken beams hung down from the tiled roof while a 20ft pile of rubble and bricks covered the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He wore heavy-duty ear protectors so could not hear the crash of rock and rubble when there was a tunnel collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I had 20 small bags of brick rubble last year. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Brick, rubble, lumps of concrete and splintered wood were spread around. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'rubble'
British English: rubble NOUN
When a building is destroyed, the pieces of brick, stone, or other materials that remain are referred to as rubble.
Whole streets and buildings were reduced to rubble.
Definition of rubble from the Collins English Dictionary
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