mortar

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɔːrr/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmɔrtɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(môrtər)

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mortar

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a pestle and mortar
  2. a [marble, wooden, copper, lead, steel] mortar
  3. use a mortar to [hold, keep]
  4. crush [garlic, peppercorns, herbs] in a mortar
  5. crush [garlic] with a pestle and mortar
  6. use mortar to hold the [bricks, stones, slabs] together
  7. mortar used in [building, construction]
  8. mortar for [masonry, bricks, construction]
  9. mortar is [lime, cement] with sand and water
  10. use [lime] to make mortar
  11. [repair, replace] the mortar
  12. the mortar needs [repairing]
  13. the mortar is beginning to crumble
  14. the troops [launched, fired] the mortar
  15. shells from enemy mortar
  16. was killed by (the explosion from) a mortar
n as adj
  1. [injured, killed, hurt] in a mortar attack
  2. [injured, maimed] by mortar shells
  3. [besieged, attacked, destroyed] by mortar fire
  4. are under mortar fire
  5. a brick-and-mortar [house, store, building]
v
  1. mortar the [wall, ceiling, bricks]
  2. mortar to [prevent, cover, protect]
  3. mortar the [soldiers, enemy, building, battlefield]
  4. the [soldiers] were mortared
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