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concrete jungle

noun

Definition of concrete jungle

informal

  1. :  a modern city or part of a city regarded as an unpleasant place filled with large, ugly buildings <I finally got out of the concrete jungle and moved to the country.>



Word by Word Definitions

concreteplay
  1. :  naming a real thing or class of things

    :  formed by coalition of particles into one solid mass

    :  characterized by or belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events

  1. :  to form into a solid mass :  solidify

    :  combine, blend

    :  to make actual or real :  cause to take on the qualities of reality

  1. :  a mass formed by concretion or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body

    :  a hard strong building material made by mixing a cementing material (as portland cement) and a mineral aggregate (as sand and gravel) with sufficient water to cause the cement to set and bind the entire mass

    :  a waxy essence of flowers prepared by extraction and evaporation and used in perfumery

jungleplay
  1. :  an impenetrable thicket or tangled mass of tropical vegetation

    :  a tract overgrown with thickets or masses of vegetation

    :  a hobo camp


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