sand

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sand is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
sand

Plural
sands

A lot of sand
  1. (uncountable) Grains of rock that make beaches and deserts.
    In the summer, Jane goes to the beach, lies on the sand and listens to the waves.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
sand

Third-person singular
sands

Past tense
sanded

Past participle
sanded

Present participle
sanding

Sandpaper is used to sand surfaces
  1. To rub rough paper on wood to make it smooth.
    I sand the wood until it is nice and smooth.

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