Definition of erect
- (of a charge) represented vertically, following the line of a pale: a sword erect.
- (of an animal or part of an animal) represented upright: a boar's head erect.
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Some have become radicalized by the president’s behavior, meeting fire with fire — from erecting guillotines to accosting Senators to defending violent looters as collecting what society owes them.
The government said the legislation aims to stop the EU erecting trade barriers between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland if no agreement can be reached on future arrangements for the region.Biden warns U.K. that peace in Northern Ireland must not become a “casualty” of Brexit|kdunn6|September 17, 2020|Fortune
It would require the region to erect multiple new electric transmission lines through San Diego Gas and Electric territory to power the pumps that get the water where it would need to go.The Water Authority Is Resurrecting Its Pipe Dream – Again|MacKenzie Elmer|September 1, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Like one of Jim Henson’s darker creations, this was a goblin bird with mottled brown feathers puffed out, back hunched, and ear tufts erect and menacing.The quest to snare—and save—the world’s largest owl|Jonathan Slaght|August 28, 2020|Popular-Science
It was where people lived and feasted while they erected Stonehenge.
The original metaphor was: erect a wall to keep the garden of the church free from the wilderness of politics.
Then Foley was shown on his knees, his body erect—even proud—clad in an orange tunic with no collar, and his head shaved.Medieval Cruelty in Modern Times: ISIS Thugs Behead American Journalist|Christopher Dickey|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For an hour or so after that, he sits erect, his chin tilted upward toward his accuser—defiant, even cunning, in his denials.The Daily Beast Staff Picks Their Favorite ‘Breaking Bad’ Moments (VIDEO)|The Daily Beast|September 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In fact, the effort to erect the Obamacare infrastructure is creating a large number of private-sector positions.Technology Firms Staff Up to Build Health-Insurance Exchanges|Miranda Green|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After a while, it will seem natural to erect a canopy to shield the worshipers from the elements.
He had seen through a powerful naval glass some figures standing erect and silhouetted against the sky on the parapet.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
And with another bow the man from Paris drew himself erect, turned on his heel, and went jingling and creaking from the room.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Half-fed men would dig for diamonds, and men sheltered by a crazy roof erect the marble walls of palaces.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
I intend to sail for that place in about a month or six weeks, but shall appoint agents in England to erect these engines.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
As she spoke, a handsome man of middle age and erect carriage entered the room.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne