Gravel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡrævl|  American pronunciation of the word gravel
Brit.  |ˈɡræv(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word gravel


- rock fragments and pebbles


- cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations (syn: annoy, bother, chafe, devil, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex)
- cover with gravel
We gravelled the driveway
- be a mystery or bewildering to (syn: amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex)

Extra examples

...managed to gravel his opponent in the debate by focusing on atypical examples...

...after his bout with laryngitis, he had a terribly gravel voice...

We gravelled the driveway

We could hear the truck's tires crunching along the gravel road.

We could hear the crunch of the truck's tires on the gravel road.

He fell flatwise upon the gravel.

The filter beds are large square beds of sand and gravel.

The only sound was the crunch of tyres on gravel.

I fell on the gravel, severely grazing my knee.

He opened the gate quietly, trying not to let it scrape on the gravel.

The workmen shovelled gravel onto the road.

The car's paint showed some pitting from flying gravel.

It is necessary to remove from the wound any extraneous matter, such as gravel, bits of glass or china.

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