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cementnoun [U]

uk   /sɪˈment/  us   /səˈment/

cementverb [T]

uk   /sɪˈment/  us   /səˈment/
(Definition of cement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cementnoun [U]

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

cementverb [T]

 us   /sɪˈment/
to attach firmly, 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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