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crate

crate

 
 
pronunciation:
kreIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a container for packing and shipping, usu. made of rough wood slats.
The sculptures were carefully packed into their crates.
similar words:
box, package
definition 2: (informal) a dilapidated vehicle, such as an old automobile.
Why are you still driving that old crate?
similar words:
heap
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crated, crates, crating
definition: to pack in a crate.
The oranges are crated and then loaded onto trucks.
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