concretenoun [ U ]uk /ˈkɒŋ.kriːt/ us /ˈkɑːn.kriːt/
- The bomb shelter has concrete walls that are three metres thick.
- The foundation of the house is built from rubble overlaid with concrete.
- A row of reinforced concrete pillars supports the bridge.
- Weeds were pushing up through the cracks in the concrete.
- Don't walk on the concrete until it has set.
concreteverb [ T ]uk /ˈkɒŋ.kriːt/ us /ˈkɑːn.kriːt/ UK
- It is sometimes easier to illustrate an abstract concept by analogy with something concrete.
- He drew attention to the absence of concrete evidence against the defendant.
- I have a suspicion that he's having an affair, though I don't have any concrete proof.
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