cement Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cement" in British English

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cementnoun [U]

uk   us   /sɪˈment/

cement noun [U] (BUILDING MATERIAL)

a ​greypowder that is ​mixed with ​water and ​sand to make mortar or with ​water, ​sand, and ​smallstones to make ​concrete: a ​bag of cement a cement ​factory

cement noun [U] (GLUE)

a ​substance that ​sticks things together: Dentists use cement to ​holdcrowns and ​bridges in ​place.

cementverb [T]

uk   us   /sɪˈment/

cement verb [T] (STICK TOGETHER)

to put cement on a ​surface or ​stick things together using cement

cement verb [T] (MAKE STRONGER)

to make something such as an ​agreement or ​friendshipstronger: The university's ​exchangescheme has cemented ​itslinks with many other ​academicinstitutions.
(Definition of cement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cement" in American English

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cementnoun [U]

 us   /sɪˈment/
a ​graypowder that is ​mixed with ​water, ​sand, and other ​substances, ​becomes very hard when ​dry, and is used in making ​concrete Cement also ​meansconcrete: There weren’t any ​chairs, so she ​sat on the cement.

cementverb [T]

 us   /sɪˈment/
to ​attachfirmly, or to ​cover with cement: The ​dentist cemented the ​tooth back in ​place. If you cement an ​agreement or ​relationship, you make it ​unlikely to ​change: She cemented the ​sale with a down ​payment.
(Definition of cement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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