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verb [transitive] formal erect pronunciation in American English /ɪˈrekt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleerecting
past tenseerected
past participleerected

Related meanings

  1. 1
    to build something such as a statue or bridge

    A memorial to her was erected after her death.

    1. a.
      to put something such as a fence in an upright position

      Police erected barriers around the crime scene.

  2. 2
    to create a system or theory

    The previous administration had erected a complex system of trade barriers.


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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