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Definición de “erect” en inglés

erect

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈrekt/ formal us  

erect verb [T] (BUILD)

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

erect verb [T] (MAKE VERTICAL)

to raise something to a vertical position: They erected a marquee to accommodate 500 wedding guests.

erect

adjective uk   /ɪˈrekt/ us  
standing with your back and neck very straight: He's very tall and erect for his 78 years. When a part of the body, especially soft tissue, is erect, it is harder and bigger than usual, often pointing out or up: an erect penis erect nipples
(Definition of erect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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