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"erect" in British English

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erectverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈrekt/  us   /ɪˈrekt/ formal

erectadjective

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

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erectverb [T]

 us   /ɪˈrekt/
  • erect verb [T] (BUILD)

to build a building or other structure: They decided to erect a bridge across the Niagara Gorge.
  • erect verb [T] (PUT UP)

to put up or raise to a vertical position: They’re erecting a big circus tent.

erectadjective

 us   /ɪˈrekt/
  • erect adjective (VERTICAL)

in a straight vertical position, or standing up or out from a surface or body: erect posture
(Definition of erect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “erect”
in Korean 똑바로 선…
in Arabic يَنْتَصِب, يُشَيَّد…
in Malaysian tegak…
in French droit…
in Russian прямой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 建造, 建立…
in Italian erigere…
in Turkish dik, dimdik…
in Polish wyprostowany…
in Spanish erecto, erguido…
in Vietnamese thẳng đứng…
in Portuguese erigir, construir, erguer…
in Thai ซึ่งตั้งตรง…
in German aufrecht…
in Catalan erigir…
in Japanese ~を立(建)てる, ~が立(建)つ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 建造, 建立…
in Indonesian tegak, lurus…
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