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terrace

noun uk   us   /ˈter.əs/

terrace noun (GROUND)

[C] a flat raised areaB2 a flat area of stone or grass outside a house, where people sit and sometimes eat one of several narrow strips of land that are built like steps on the slope of a hill, used for growing crops onthe terraces [plural] UK wide steps on which people stand to watch a football match

terrace noun (HOUSE)

[C] UK (US row) a row of often small houses joined together along their side walls

terrace

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈter.əs/
to build narrow strips of land on a slope so that people can plant crops there
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