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noun building pronunciation in British English /ˈbɪldɪŋ/
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [countable] a structure made of a strong material such as stone or wood that has a roof and walls, for example a house

    The church is the only ancient building in the city to survive.

    The town hall was a huge imposing building.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of building houses, factories, office buildings etc

    the building of a new hospital

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The original phrase was ‘Elvis has left the building’, referring to the musician Elvis Presley leaving a radio station at the end of a show in 1956. It was later popularized by the sitcom ‘Frasier’.


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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