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Meaning of “pave” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of pave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pave" in American English

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paveverb [T]

 us   /peɪv/
to ​cover an ​area of ​ground or a ​road with ​materials such as ​stone, ​concrete, or ​bricks that will ​form a hard, ​levelsurface
(Definition of pave from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pave" in Business English

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uk   us   /peɪv/
pave the way (for/to sth) to make it possible for someone to do something or for something to ​happen: This ​merger will ​revolutionize the ​industry and pave the way for more ​internationalalliances.
(Definition of pave from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pave”
in Spanish pavimentar, empedrar, adoquinar (con piedras)…
in Vietnamese lát đường…
in Malaysian menurap…
in Thai ปูพื้น…
in French paver…
in German pflastern…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铺,筑(地面)…
in Turkish yola taş/tuğla/beton döşemek…
in Russian мостить, бетонировать…
in Indonesian melapisi dengan semen dll untuk jalan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋪,築(地面)…
in Polish brukować…
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