wall

noun
ADJECTIVE
high, low
long, short
thick, thin
massive
back, front, side
bare, blank

to stare at a blank wall

exterior, external, outer, outside
inner, inside, interior, internal
adjoining
far, opposite

A large window ran along the far wall.

dividing, partition, party (BrE)
boundary (esp. BrE), perimeter
curtain
load-bearing

If a load-bearing wall is weakened, the building could fall down.

retaining

They built a retaining wall around the pond.

panelled/paneled
bathroom, kitchen, etc.
brick, concrete, masonry, stone, etc.
castle, cave, city, garden, prison, etc.
harbour/harbor (esp. BrE), sea
cell, vessel (both biology)
VERB + WALL
build, erect, put up
demolish, destroy, pull down
climb, climb over, scale

The burglars must have scaled the side wall.

lean against
jump over
stare at

She just sat there, staring at the wall.

adorn, decorate
be attached to, hang on
cover, line, paint, paper, plaster

She covered her walls with pictures of movie stars.

face

She turned and faced the wall.

WALL + VERB
stand
collapse, fall, fall down
enclose sth, surround sth
separate sth

There was a wall separating the two garages.

face sth

the wall facing the door

WALL + NOUN
clock, light
plug (AmE), socket
unit
safe
art (esp. AmE), covering, decoration, hanging, painting, panel, tile
space
PREPOSITION
against a/the wall

She leaned against the wall.

behind a/the wall

Nobody can see behind the wall.

on a/the wall

She hung the photos on the wall.

wall along

the wall along the seafront

wall around, wall round (esp. BrE)

high walls around the prison

wall of (figurative)

a solid wall of fog


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