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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: construct /kənˈstrʌkt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyconstruct
he/she/itconstructs
present participleconstructing
past tenseconstructed
past participleconstructed

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  1. 1
    to build something large or complicated, such as a bridge or road

    The tunnel was constructed in 1996.

    be constructed from/of/out of something:

    St Michael's was an older building, almost entirely constructed of red brick.

  2. 2
    to create something such as an idea or system by making various things fit together

    He could now construct short sentences in Spanish.

    Police have called in an expert to construct a psychological profile of the murderer.

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