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sandnoun

uk   us   /sænd/
B1 [U] a substance that consists of very small grains of rock, found on beaches and in deserts: a grain of sand The children played all day in/on the sand. coarse/fine sand Mix one part sand to three parts cement.sands [plural] large flat areas of sand near the sea: miles of golden sands
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sandverb [T]

uk   us   /sænd/
to make something smooth by rubbing it with something rough, especially sandpaper (= strong paper with sand attached to it): Sand the door (down) thoroughly before starting to paint.
Translations of “sand”
in Arabic رِمال…
in Korean 모래…
in Malaysian pasir, kawasan berpasir…
in French sable, plage…
in Turkish kum…
in Italian sabbia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沙,沙子…
in Russian песок…
in Polish piasek…
in Vietnamese cát, bãi cát, lớp cát…
in Spanish arena, playa arenosa…
in Portuguese areia…
in Thai ทราย, ชายหาด…
in German der Sand…
in Catalan sorra…
in Japanese 砂…
in Indonesian pasir, pantai berpasir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沙,沙子…
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