verb (used with object), con·cret·ed, con·cret·ing.
verb (used without object), con·cret·ed, con·cret·ing.
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It’s a decision thousands of people in the concrete jungle, and other urban centers, have had to make.We need a COVID vaccine. We also need to figure out how to get it to people|Sy Mukherjee|August 27, 2020|Fortune
Most existing 3D printed buildings are made of an enriched and reinforced concrete mixture, but Mighty Buildings developed its own synthetic stone to print with.These Sleek Houses Are 3D Printed, and They Fit in Your Backyard|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|August 13, 2020|Singularity Hub
We were able to include $300 million for the EPA to make concrete improvements to the local infrastructure to clean up these rivers.No One Is Actually in Charge of Solving the Border Sewage Crisis|Dianne Feinstein|August 12, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Then different power companies might contract with different concrete companies, offering different prices or value of that work.The City Is Walking a Fine Line in Demanding Millions From Its Next Power Provider|MacKenzie Elmer|August 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
While the report may not offer much new information, it’s one of few concrete guidances available to US educators.A new report suggests US schools can—and should—reopen safely|Alexandra Ossola|July 16, 2020|Quartz
As a writer, I tried mainly to stick close to the concrete particulars of the events and the performances I was describing.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the most common and concrete opportunity to do unto others as you would wish to have done unto you.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’|Candida Moss|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
D.C., but it is not likely to result in any concrete and meaningful action.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America|Michael Daly|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When they are full, many landfills are capped—covered with asphalt or concrete.
The concrete building from which the sounds emanate shakes from the impact, rattling the colorful houses on the dirt roads nearby.
In this material and in such forms, the ideal as concrete spirituality does not admit of being realized.
Shall we now give attention to some two or three concrete cases?What All The World's A-Seeking|Ralph Waldo Trine
The average amount of concrete placed in the walls per day was 50 cu.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
The people need, to meet their problems, concrete information that furnishes specific answers to their difficulties.Rural Problems of Today|Ernest R. Groves
I reject the concrete example, but accept the universal doctrine on which the special dogma of the Trinity is erected.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
British Dictionary definitions for concrete
- a construction material made of a mixture of cement, sand, stone, and water that hardens to a stonelike mass
- (as modifier)a concrete slab
- relating to or characteristic of things capable of being perceived by the senses, as opposed to abstractions
- (as noun)the concrete