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crate in Daily life topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcratecrate1 /kreɪt/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 crate.jpg DBa large box made of wood or plastic that is used for carrying fruit, bottles etccrate of a crate of beer2 TT old-fashioned a very old car or plane that does not work very well
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cratea crate of beerHe sat down quickly on the Bendix crate to bring himself closer to my level.Above him vast silver dirigibles moved in the morning sky, great black crates strung beneath them.The informant showed gun crates marked with the names of Norinco and Poly Technologies to an undercover agent.Beer was bottled each day, then labelled and put into crates.Houses were shoulder-high, made of old packing crates and strips of sheet metal, the walls stuffed with cardboard and rags.a big plastic crate for storing toysGo up and left, killing both the guards and the policeman with the crates.Hall threw in the third crate for a Quinn goal that was disallowed.A pound and a quarter of C-4 explosive was tied with an explosive cord to wooden crates holding the rockets.