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(adj) a built-up area has a lot of buildings in it: This area has become really quite built-up over the last few years.
(v) to avoid the centre of a town or city by using a road that goes round it: If we take the other road, we can bypass Reading altogether.
(n) a road that goes round a town or city so that you can avoid going through its centre: I don't think they'll ever finish the new bypass.
(v) to build something large or complicated, such as a bridge or road: We plan to construct a new bridge across the river.
(v) to deliberately destroy a building: They've demolished my old school.
(n) an area of a town or country: It's quite a nice district to live in.
(v) to live somewhere: The little old man dwelt in a run-down cottage.
(n) an area where there are many houses, usually built at the same time by the same company: There's a lot of crime on this estate.
(v) to legally force someone to leave the house they are living in, usually because they have not paid their rent: The letter says they're going to evict us.
(adj) a high-rise building is very tall with many floors or levels: I couldn't live in a high-rise block.
(n) buildings for people to live in: The government needs to build more housing for the poor.
(n) the set of systems within a place or organisation that affect how well it operates, for example the telephone and transport systems in a country: During the war, a lot of the infrastructure of the country was destroyed.
(n phr) an area near the centre of a large city where a lot of poverty and other social problems exist: There's some very interesting music coming out of the inner city these days.
(v) if someone occupies a room, building, area of land, seat, bed or other place during a period of time, they use it: Patients with minor illnesses are occupying beds that are needed for more serious cases.
(adj) a populated area has people living there: Luckily, the fire didn't spread to populated areas.
(n) the shapes made by buildings or mountains when you see them against the sky: I love the London skyline
(n) a very tall building containing offices or flats: Skyscrapers started to appear in the 1930s.
(n) something large such as a building or a bridge that is built from different parts: The large structure outside town is going to be the new stadium.
(adj) relating to an area or town near a large city but away from its centre, where there are many houses, especially for middle-class people: Many people would love to live in suburban areas but can't afford it.
(n pl) all the things that are present in a place and that form the experience of being there: I wish /lived in more pleasant surroundings.
(adj) relating to towns and cities, or happening there: There needs to be more investment in urban areas.