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Synonyms of wall in English:


  • 1 brick walls
    barrier, partition, enclosure, screen, panel, divider;
  • 2 an ancient city wall
    fortification, rampart, barricade, bulwark, stockade
  • 3 break down the walls that stop world trade
    obstacle, barrier, fence;
    impediment, hindrance, block, roadblock, check
  • verb

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  • 1 tenements walled in the courtyard
    enclose, bound, encircle, confine, hem, close in, shut in, fence in
  • 2 the doorway had been walled up
    block, seal, close, brick up
  • Phrases

    go to the wall for

    informal I never asked you to go the wall for me
    risk everything for, do anything for, put one's life on the line for

    off the wall

    informal his outfits are really off the wall See unconventional

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