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Definition of "erecting" []

  • Upright in posture or position; not bent or leaning (adjective)
  • (of an optical image) having the same orientation as the object; not inverted (adjective)
  • (of the penis, clitoris, or nipples) firm or rigid after swelling with blood, esp as a result of sexual excitement (adjective)
  • (of plant parts) growing vertically or at right angles to the parts from which they arise (adjective)
  • To put up; construct; build (verb)
  • To raise to an upright position; lift up (verb)
  • To found or form; set up (verb)
  • To become or cause to become firm or rigid by filling with blood (verb)
  • To hold up as an ideal; exalt (verb)
  • To change (an inverted image) to an upright position (verb)
  • To draw or construct (a line, figure, etc) on a given line or figure, esp at right angles to it (verb)
  • Present participle of erect. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "erecting" in a sentence
  • "Many mosque opponents tried to draw a similarity between the Manhattan debacle and what they described as erecting a WWII Japanese memorial in Pearl Harbor."
  • "The near-perfect between these two quacks of the “left” and “right” in erecting their straw men to diss Obama is remarkable. brucds Says:"
  • "Whether or not private business and state government should be allowed to collaborate in erecting an apartheid social system is not a big deal."