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concrete

noun [U] uk   /ˈkɒŋ.kriːt/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/
B2 a very hard building material made by mixing together cement, sand, small stones, and water: reinforced concrete a concrete floor/path a grey concrete building
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concrete

verb [T] uk   /ˈkɒŋ.kriːt/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/
to cover something in concrete: Why did you concrete over that nice garden?

concrete

adjective uk   /ˈkɒŋ.kriːt/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/
C1 clear and certain, or real and existing in a form that can be seen or felt: They think she killed her husband, but they've no concrete evidence. We've got a general idea of what we want, but nothing concrete at the moment.
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Translations of “concrete”
in Korean 콘크리트…
in Arabic خَرَسانة…
in French en béton, concret…
in Turkish beton…
in Italian calcestruzzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混凝土…
in Russian бетон…
in Polish beton…
in Spanish de hormigón, concreto…
in Portuguese concreto…
in German Beton-…, konkret…
in Catalan formigó…
in Japanese コンクリート…
in Chinese (Simplified) 混凝土…
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