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tarmac

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Roads
tarmactar‧mac1 /ˈtɑːmæk $ ˈtɑːr-/ noun trademark 🔊 🔊 1 (also tarmacadam British English /ˌtɑːməˈkædəm $ ˌtɑːr- $ ˌtɑːr-/) [uncountable]TTR a mixture of tar and very small stones, used for making the surface of roads syn asphalt2 the tarmac
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tarmacMore tarmac and concrete has left fewer green fields for water to drain into underground reserves, as Sheila Brocklebank reports.And an hour later in the House of Sport, the road race committee will hear the views of tarmac competitors.I watched as my dear man made his way across the tarmac to the small Doha airport.There was a flustered conference on the tarmac between two groups of officials.A ground party was immediately organised to manhandle the aircraft on to sheets of corrugated iron positioned on the tarmac.The men hopped to the tarmac and unraveled a rust-stained intestine of hose.
Related topics: Roads
tarmactarmac2 verb (tarmacked, tarmacking) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 TTRto cover a road’s surface with tarmac
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tarmac
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytarmac
he, she, ittarmacs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytarmacked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tarmacked
he, she, ithas tarmacked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tarmacked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tarmac
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tarmacked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tarmacking
he, she, itis tarmacking
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you, we, theyare tarmacking
Past
I, he, she, itwas tarmacking
you, we, theywere tarmacking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tarmacking
he, she, ithas been tarmacking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tarmacking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tarmacking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tarmacking
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