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"erect" in British English

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erectverb [T]

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

to ​build a ​building, ​wall, or other ​structure: The ​warmemorial was erected in 1950. The ​soldiers had erected ​barricades to ​protect themselves.

erectadjective

uk   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 ​bridgeacross the Niagara Gorge.
  • erect verb [T] (PUT UP)

to put up or ​raise to a ​verticalposition: They’re erecting a ​bigcircustent.

erectadjective

 us   /ɪˈrekt/
  • erect adjective (VERTICAL)

in a ​straightverticalposition, 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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