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Large screens would be erected along the course as well as boards displaying the speed of the horses as they pass. Times, Sunday Times (2017)To return coal mining jobs to West Virginia would mean erecting massive barriers to imports. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only 60,000 tents have been erected in six camps outside Mosul. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have erected a tent where people can hide from their home's TV screens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our tendency to downplay the building of relationships erected a second roadblock to unity. Christianity Today (2000)Police hurriedly erected road barriers around the city centre. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Schools are erecting blast walls or closing down. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some cruise lines will be erecting large screens on deck to enable passengers to watch the wedding. Times, Sunday Times (2011)More signs should be erected to warn beach users of the locations of sewage overflows. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What is ideal in an upright position is awkwardly erect when the rest of you is prone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yesterday a tent had been erected over the scene. The Sun (2009)An invisible wall is erected around them. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Large screens are erected for games in many towns and cities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And that signs should be erected asking people not to feed them. The Sun (2013)He resumed his erect position and tried to force his shoulders back. Bachmann, Susan (editor) & Barth, Melinda Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)Last night more tents had been erected and new arrivals kept coming. Times, Sunday Times (2011)First there was his erect posture. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There's something about erecting buildings that makes men go all macho. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Half of all the new buildings erected on the planet this year will be in China. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was before we learnt once and for all that the financial edifice erected over the past two decades was rotten at the core. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A scenes of crime tent was erected in the back garden. The Sun (2006)A huge white marquee was erected at the back of the hotel for the reception. The Sun (2012)The head is erect and the eyes look upwards as far as they can (towards the eyebrows). Chaitow, Leon The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)

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Translations for 'erect'

British English: erect VERB
If people erect something such as a building, bridge, or barrier, they build it or create it.
Opposition demonstrators have erected barricades in roads leading to the parliament building.
British English: erect ADJECTIVE
People or things that are erect are straight and upright.
Stand reasonably erect, your arms hanging naturally.
  • American English: erect
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ereto
  • Chinese: 竖立的
  • European Spanish: erguido
  • French: droit
  • German: aufrecht
  • Italian: eretto
  • Japanese: 建設する
  • Korean: 똑바로 선
  • European Portuguese: ereto
  • Spanish: erguido

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