debris

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/deɪbriː/, /ˈdɛbriː/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/dəˈbri, ˈdeɪbri/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(də brē, dābrē or, esp. Brit., debrē)



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debris

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [struck, hit] by [flying, hurling, falling] debris
  2. the debris from the [bomb, explosion, mortar fire, attack, impact]
  3. debris [resulting from, generated by] the bomb
  4. the [road, surface, square, street] was covered in debris (from)
  5. (the bomb's) debris [littered, covered] the streets
  6. [searched, looked, rummaged] in the debris
  7. searched in the debris for [victims, survivors]
  8. found a body (buried) in the debris
  9. dig through the debris
  10. [pulled, hauled, removed, rescued] from (among) the debris
  11. [pulled] out of the debris
  12. was covered in debris (from)
  13. [motionless, still, injured] under the debris
  14. found [twenty] survivors [under, among] the debris
  15. [clean, sweep] the roads of debris (left from)
  16. [yard, garden] debris
  17. [sweep, pile up, throw away] garden debris
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