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steel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Industry, Daily life
steelsteel1 /stiːl/ ●●○ S3 W3 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [uncountable]HCM strong metal that can be shaped easily, consisting of iron and carbon πŸ”Š a steel bridge πŸ”Š stainless steel (=steel that does not change colour) knives2 [uncountable]TI the industry that makes steel πŸ”Š Sheffield is a major steel town.3 β†’ nerves of steel4 [countable]D a thin bar of steel used for making knives sharp
Examples from the Corpus
steelβ€’ When people do read longer works, they primarily favor high-drama novels that get a steel grip on their attention.β€’ Edelstein challenges any preconceptions one might have of what a New Jersey steel dispatcher should look like.β€’ In the west, shipbuilding was done at Barrow-in-Furness, again using local steel.β€’ Plate steel is used in the construction and machinery markets.β€’ The best type of lock to use is one made from a loop of solid steel.β€’ According to Gardner, she has the steel to succeed.β€’ Two other bodies are still in the ship, lodged in twisted steel.β€’ The concrete is reinforced with steel.stainless steelβ€’ As soon as I get up, I light the fire and put on a stainless steel pot for hot water.β€’ Mobile stainless steel racks are treated as stainless steel worktops.β€’ The M asteroids are about 99 percent metal with the composition of a natural stainless steel.β€’ The Lanes' vat has had to be fitted with a new stainless steel liner.β€’ Before the days of stainless steel, large houses used a knife-cleaning machine.β€’ For Edward, the stainless steel containers, and the job, took on a deeper significance.β€’ They also say the 25-ton stainless steel casks used at some plants to stored cooled material above ground are too expensive.
steelsteel2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š β†’ steel yourselfβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
steelβ€’ Ruth steeled every nerve-ending in her body.β€’ She had been expecting changes and had steeled herself not to resent them.β€’ I meowed a couple of times and steeled myself as she came over.β€’ Only then would ministers steel themselves to introduce the unpleasant but indispensable reform measures.
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Verb table
steel
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysteel
he, she, itsteels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysteeled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave steeled
he, she, ithas steeled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad steeled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill steel
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have steeled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam steeling
he, she, itis steeling
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you, we, theyare steeling
Past
I, he, she, itwas steeling
you, we, theywere steeling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been steeling
he, she, ithas been steeling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been steeling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be steeling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been steeling
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