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crate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
cratecrate1 /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.
cratecrate2 (also crate up) verb [transitive]  PUTto pack things into a crate→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
crateThe $ 3 million Mitsubishi scoreboard lay crated in a loading area.Hearst had to pay 65 laborers for nine months to dismantle the monastery, crate it up and move it.
From Longman Business Dictionarycratecrate /kreɪt/ noun [countable] a strong wooden, metal, or plastic box with an open top used for keeping things in, especially when moving them from one place to another
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Verb table
crate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycrate
he, she, itcrates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycrated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave crated
he, she, ithas crated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad crated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill crate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have crated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam crating
he, she, itis crating
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you, we, theyare crating
Past
I, he, she, itwas crating
you, we, theywere crating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been crating
he, she, ithas been crating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been crating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be crating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been crating
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