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pave

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Roads, Construction
pavepave /peɪv/ verb [transitive]  1 TTRTBCto cover a path, road, area etc with a hard level surface such as blocks of stone or concretebe paved with something The city centre streets are paved with dark local stone. a paved courtyard Grammar Pave is usually passive in this meaning.2 pave the way for something3 the streets are paved with gold
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paveNot only were the streets impeccably paved, clean and lined with inviting shops, they were flanked by bike lanes.The road through the valley was only paved last year.Two thousand sick and injured soldiers were laid like paving stones in four miles of corridors.If both you and the other person can find something to laugh about together it paves the way for a harmonious transaction.They merely pave the way for an increasing proportion of those emissions to come from the burning of imported coal.The Ports Act 1991 has paved the way for this privatisation of the Trust Ports by competitive tender.
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Verb table
pave
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypave
he, she, itpaves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypaved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave paved
he, she, ithas paved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad paved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pave
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have paved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam paving
he, she, itis paving
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you, we, theyare paving
Past
I, he, she, itwas paving
you, we, theywere paving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been paving
he, she, ithas been paving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been paving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be paving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been paving
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