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The plunge in the crude price also hit demand from the energy industry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He uses lots of crude language too. The Sun (2016)They are just a floating storage system for traders and companies that are waiting for cheap crude oil prices to tick up before they sell. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The crude oil has to be transported, refined and distributed to the retailer before those costs are fully passed on. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Crude oil, key to food processing, is also becoming more expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Oil majors were still in demand as the price of Brent crude hit a four-month high. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A key point to note is the price of Brent crude is not expected to rocket up any time soon. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In sterling terms, the cost of a barrel of crude oil has more than doubled since January. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said that about 70 or 80 ladies were dancing to music of rather a crude and riotous character. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These are all crude little ways to express ourselves in the busy modern world. The Sun (2012)It is just a crude attempt to appease gullible members of the public. The Sun (2007)And our methods may seem crude compared to fields where a whole lot more is known. Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)This may seem rather crude but it highlights a belief that is important for successful life management. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Which committed beliefs are challenged by this crude display? The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Its principal exports would be crude oil and natural gas. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was quite crude and predominantly made of brass. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Other seats were simple and crude affairs and intended only to form a perch for their bearers. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThe crude wooden peg had been used as a makeshift trigger to set off the deadly device. The Sun (2008)Or is that a little crude for your academic minds? Times, Sunday Times (2006)His claims were widely interpreted as a crude attempt to divert attention from the scandal. The Sun (2010)Of course the dialogue between players can sometimes be witty but it is generally crude and often nasty. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is the worst return since 2002 and follows a dramatic slide in global crude oil prices. The Sun (2009)There is a heavy dose of French farce with its crude language and plots based on trickery. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)The Saudis were pushing other members to up oil production to calm crude prices. The Sun (2011)The price of crude instantly gained $2. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If correct, the forecast means that the global glut in crude is set to grow. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In reality, diplomacy is often crude. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A crude property tax may have been fair enough once. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Total crude steel output was expected to reach a record of 571 million tonnes by the end of this year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Association is understood to be seeking a cap of 10 per cent on crude steel output growth this year to stabilise prices. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But beneath the crude language lies an undercurrent of riveting mystery, delight, and rage. Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: crude /kruːd/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is crude is simple and not sophisticated.
It's a crude way of dealing with the problem but it's the only way we know how.
- American English: crude
- Arabic: فَظّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: bruto
- Chinese: 简陋的
- Croatian: grub
- Czech: primitivní
- Danish: grov
- Dutch: ruw
- European Spanish: burdo
- Finnish: karkea
- French: brut
- German: primitiv
- Greek: ακατέργαστος
- Italian: grezzo
- Japanese: 粗雑な
- Korean: 천연 그대로의
- Norwegian: rå
- Polish: surowy szorstki
- European Portuguese: bruto
- Romanian: simplu
- Russian: грубый
- Spanish: burdo
- Swedish: grov ohyfsad
- Thai: หยาบ
- Turkish: kaba iş vb
- Ukrainian: грубий
- Vietnamese: thô
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