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wall

noun     /wɔːl/ US  /wɑːl/
A1 [C] a vertical structure , often made of stone or brick , that divides or surrounds something: The walls in this apartment are so thin you can hear just about every word the neighbours say. The walls look a bit bare - can't we put some pictures up? We had to climb over a ten-foot wall to get into the garden . The Berlin Wall came down in 1989.Walls and parts of walls [C] any outer part of a hollow structure in the body : the wall of the womb / stomach an artery wallSubstances and structures in the body [C] a mass of people or things formed in such a way that you cannot get through or past them: The demonstrators formed a solid wall to stop the police from getting past them. The shot curved past the Newcastle defensive wall and inside the far post .Groups of people [C] in football , a row of players who stand ten yards away from where a free kick is taken in order to make scoring directly from the free kick more difficult : Rooney curved the free kick past the Newcastle defensive wall and inside the far post . [S] literary a large , powerful , usually fast moving mass of something: After the rains , the houses were washed away by a wall of mud / water .Masses and large amounts of things [S] a way of feeling or behaving that completely prevents two groups of people from communicating with or understanding each other: There is a wall of mistrust between the two groups .Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of wall noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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