wall

[ wawl ]
/ wɔl /

noun

adjective

verb (used with object)

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Idioms for wall

Origin of wall

before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English w(e)all < Latin vallum palisade, derivative of vallus stake, post; see wale1; (v.) Middle English, derivative of the noun

SYNONYMS FOR wall

OTHER WORDS FROM wall

wall-less, adjectivewall-like, adjectiveun·wall, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for climb the walls

wall
/ (wɔːl) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of wall

walled, adjectivewall-less, adjectivewall-like, adjective

Word Origin for wall

Old English weall, from Latin vallum palisade, from vallus stake
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Medical definitions for climb the walls

wall
[ wôl ]

n.

An investing part enclosing a cavity, chamber, or other anatomical unit.
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Idioms and Phrases with climb the walls (1 of 2)

climb the walls

Show extreme frustration, impatience, or anxiety, as in That long, boring banquet made me want to climb the walls, or If he says that one more time I'll be ready to climb the walls. Although describing a military maneuver dating from ancient times, this slangy phrase has been used figuratively to express strong negative feeling only since about 1970. Also see under drive someone crazy.

Idioms and Phrases with climb the walls (2 of 2)

wall

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