Associations to the word «Gravel»
GRAVEL, noun. (uncountable) Small fragments of rock, used for laying on the beds of roads and railroads, and as ballast.
GRAVEL, noun. A type or grade of small rocks, differentiated by mineral type, size range, or other characteristics.
GRAVEL, noun. (uncountable) (geology) A particle from 2 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
GRAVEL, noun. (uncountable) (archaic) Kidney stones; a deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom.
GRAVEL, verb. (transitive) To apply a layer of gravel to the surface of a road, etc.
GRAVEL, verb. To puzzle or annoy
GRAVEL, verb. To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.
GRAVEL, verb. To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex.
GRAVEL, verb. To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot.
GRAVEL GERTIE, noun. A chamber, with a roof covered by a deep pile of gravel, within which nuclear warheads may be maintained; in the event of a (non-nuclear) explosion, the roof is weakened and the gravel falls and prevents the escape of nuclear material
GRAVEL ROAD COP, noun. (Canada) (slang) An officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
GRAVEL ROAD COPS, noun. Plural of gravel road cop
GRAVEL, noun. Rock fragments and pebbles.
GRAVEL, verb. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves".
GRAVEL, verb. Cover with gravel; "We gravelled the driveway".
GRAVEL, verb. Be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me".
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