Idioms about pavement
pound the pavement, Informal. to walk the streets in order to accomplish something: If you're going to find work you'd better start pounding the pavement.
- pave·men·tal [peyv-men-tl], /peɪvˈmɛn tl/, adjective
- pre·pave·ment, noun
- sub·pave·ment, noun
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How to use pavement in a sentence
Uneven pavement played havoc with plated dishes and craft cocktails.
Trudging along empty pavement to the nursing home where she works in Northeast Washington, she struggled to shake the feeling of being alone — and exposed.900,000 infected. Nearly 15,000 dead. How the coronavirus tore through D.C., Maryland and Virginia. | Rebecca Tan, Antonio Olivo, John D. Harden | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The pavement is solid underfoot, the steps at 77 Mass Ave mere feet away, yet I can’t go inside, so the whole place feels like a dream.
Depending on how the surface is sealed, the cleaner could break down the oil in the pavement.Need to remove sap from asphalt? Get out the hand sanitizer. | Jeanne Huber | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
As you would expect, it was far superior than the van once we left the pavement.Sprinter vs. Teardrop Trailer: What's Best for Camping? | Will Taylor | November 28, 2020 | Outside Online
Blood spatters on the pavement seem to confirm that he was moving toward Wilson when the instantly fatal shot was fired.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America | Michael Daly | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This year, however, Democratic dominance at pounding the pavement might finally be challenged.Fight Over the Ground Game in Iowa Could Swing the Senate | Ben Jacobs | August 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Democrats have long dominated at pounding the pavement in the Hawkeye State.Fight Over the Ground Game in Iowa Could Swing the Senate | Ben Jacobs | August 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“For some unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off the pavement at a gradual angle,” the troopers wrote.The Cops Who Found Out the Truth About GM's Deadly Cars—in 2006 | Michael Daly | July 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Buzzfeed assures me that deadbeats camped out on the pavement in big cities are hipsters.
After that he lit a cigarette and smoked feverishly, walking up and down the pavement.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
One day, on Ludgate hill, a porter passing him was nearly pushed off the pavement by an unintentional motion of the doctor.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
There were many knots of men under the broad roof over the pavement, but in spite of the ubiquitous saloon no drunkenness.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Why must I and my child walk on this hot pavement, while they repose on velvet cushions and revel in all luxury?Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
The pavement is of rough cobble-stones, and swarms of dogs and children crowded the way everywhere.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for pavement
a hard-surfaced path for pedestrians alongside and a little higher than a road: US and Canadian word: sidewalk
a paved surface, esp one that is a thoroughfare
the material used in paving
civil engineering the hard layered structure that forms a road carriageway, airfield runway, vehicle park, or other paved areas
geology a level area of exposed rock resembling a paved road: See limestone pavement
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Other Idioms and Phrases with pavement
see pound the pavement.
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