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erect

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Construction
erecterect1 ●●○ verb [transitive]  1 TBC formal to build something such as a building or wall an imposing town hall, erected in 1892 Police have erected barriers across the main roads into the town.2 VERTICALto fix all the pieces of something together, and put it in an upright position syn put up It took a couple of hours to erect the tent.3 START something/MAKE something STARTto establish something such as a system or institution
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Examples from the Corpus
erectLet us look at what is being erected.Officials plan to erect a monument in Lindbergh's honor.William Arbuthnot erected a monument on the spot.The group hopes to erect a statue of Fleming next year.Spotlights were erected around the shelves.After an uncomfortable journey, the fir tree was erected in a large and beautifully furnished hall.It's a straight forward dome tent which is quick and easy to erect - it goes up all in one.The first lighthouse was erected on the island in 1912.A person who erects or installs such plant must ensure that the installation is not unsafe or a risk to health.The tents for the fair were erected overnight.The tent will then be held to the ground while you insert the poles and erect the tent. 5.
Related topics: Human
erecte‧rect2 /ɪˈrekt/ adjective  1 VERTICALin a straight upright position Martin stood erect on the platform.2 HBHan erect penis or nipple is stiff and bigger than it usually is because a person is sexually excited
Examples from the Corpus
erectThe rabbit looked all around, with its ears erect.The youth was tall, erect, and had disheveled blond hair.The headstones were all erect and orderly.Taking my final leave of the President, I turned toward the door, erect and with a dignified, purposeful bearing.The magistrate sat there, stern and erect, as the charge was read out.The 8-year-olds sat erect at their desks.It has a long snout, erect ears, a shiny brown coat, and a tail thick as a muff.They come in various shapes: erect, for instance, or conical, or rounded or with horizontal, spreading branches.She seems more erect, like a bird.These stems grow erect when submersed, but grow prostrate on marshy terrain.She holds her head erect, with her blonde curls falling down her back.stood erectOn limp legs, I stood erect.All the posts stood erect and unblemished in a dead straight line.The policeman with the moustache stood erect with his hands on his hips.
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Verb table
erect
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyerect
he, she, iterects
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyerected
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave erected
he, she, ithas erected
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad erected
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill erect
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have erected
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam erecting
he, she, itis erecting
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you, we, theyare erecting
Past
I, he, she, itwas erecting
you, we, theywere erecting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been erecting
he, she, ithas been erecting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been erecting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be erecting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been erecting
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