Meaning of CEMENT in English

CEMENT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

cement a relationship (= make it firm and strong )

We want to cement relationships with other transport associations.

cement mixer

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

company

The deal would consolidate Lafarge's position as the world's leading cement company .

Declines in Bogota were across the board, with key banks and cement companies falling.

My dad was a chemist at a cement company .

factory

Moreover, the technology that is commonly available for large cement factories is inappropriate for most developing countries.

Ash removed from the same smoke goes to a cement factory .

floor

The cement floor was covered by a worn brown linoleum.

Off the room was a bathroom with a bucket, a shower tap and a cement floor .

The wooden door creaks open, scraping on the cement floor .

They only dragged her more roughly, so that her knees scraped along the rough cement floor .

Broken glass lay scattered over the cement floor , along with pieces of brick, broken flowerpots, dead leaves.

Even in the hands of an accomplished player, the accordion sounds like a refrigerator being dragged across a cement floor .

We pick our way across the cement floor and into the battered portacabin.

There were about twenty people waiting in the surgery, sitting on the cement floor .

industry

We have also lost jobs in the cement industry and there are question marks over the Point of Ayr colliery.

There was however a brighter side to the cement industry .

I would strongly commend this idea to the cement industry .

The remaining growth will be in industry - mainly the cement industry.

mixer

This has an effect rather like that of a cement mixer .

Mr Blackhurst is the retired chairman of Belle Engineering of Sheen, cement mixer and earth mover manufacturers.

A confusion of lorries and cement mixers defaced the area just past the green.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cement wall

Literary Arabic has always been the cement of Islam.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Every major site needs a constant supply of this slurry of cement , stones, gravel, and water.

His backup was cement , and he knew exactly what profit margin to expect on it.

His bare feet scraping on the gritty cement pavement made such an unpleasant sound that Fakhru decided not to follow too closely.

I wanted to grab my head and shake the cement out of it.

Or spitting in the dust and rubbing the resultant cement upon blind eyes.

Some researchers are pursuing studies in soil stabilisation using cement , lime and bitumen.

Studies of cement sequences must pay particular attention to veining phases.

Two bags of cement were parked behind the fence, and a stepladder there, leading to the top.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

alliance

To cement the alliance with Lombardy, Charles married Desiderata, the daughter of Desiderius.

relationship

Many are held by firms as reserves against liabilities, or to cement business relationships .

Our telephone conversations cement our client relationships . 6.

This does much to encourage a client to be confident of your ability and to cement relationships .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Some of the graves are cemented over.

Steven's marriage to Lucy Brett cemented important business ties with her family.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Back then many a congressional friendship was cemented by an exchange of votes.

Cusack has an idea that perhaps we can come up with an additional line to cement the scene.

Having a consistent picture and an affirming statement really cements the new behavior in my mind.

I couldn't believe it when I saw it cos we had just cemented the ill-fated Admiral deal.

It took those games to cement his decision on a basketball coach.

Second, he hopes to use blocks of Uralmash shares to cement joint-venture agreements with foreign partners.

The consummate aerospace industry outsider has finally cemented his place in the fraternity.

To cement the alliance with Lombardy, Charles married Desiderata, the daughter of Desiderius.

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