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truss

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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trusstruss1 /trʌs/ verb [transitive]  1 (also truss up)TIE to tie someone’s arms, legs etc very firmly with rope so that they cannot move They trussed up their victim and left him for dead.2 DFCto prepare a chicken, duck etc for cooking by tying its legs and wings into position
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trussSometimes I resent having to truss myself up like a stuffed chicken.
trusstruss2 noun [countable]  1 MHa special belt worn to support a hernia (=medical problem that affects the muscles below your stomach)2 TEAAa frame supporting a roof or bridge
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trussThe 517-foot-long truss is painted ballpark green and resembles a large bridge.Salvaged church timbers, even complete roof trusses are much in evidence.Wasson said a steel truss weighing about 2 million pounds will be raised atop the northeast and southeast towers on May 20-21.And that belief might have been linked to the character of the man in charge of the operation of assembling the trusses.Hunts Point were first and foremost stone contractors, and they had hired an engineering firm to design and make the trusses.The neck has just the right amount of forward relief, and needs no adjustment to the truss rod.The trusses are supported on the external load-bearing brickwork.
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Verb table
truss
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytruss
he, she, ittrusses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytrussed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave trussed
he, she, ithas trussed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad trussed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill truss
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have trussed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam trussing
he, she, itis trussing
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you, we, theyare trussing
Past
I, he, she, itwas trussing
you, we, theywere trussing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been trussing
he, she, ithas been trussing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been trussing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be trussing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been trussing
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