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Definition of pave verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[often passive] pave something (with something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pave
he / she / it paves
past simple paved
-ing form paving
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  • to cover a surface with flat stones or bricks a paved area near the back door
  • Idioms
    pave the way (for somebody/something)
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    to create a situation in which someone will be able to do something or something can happen This decision paved the way for changes in employment rights for women.
    the road to hell is paved with good intentions (saying)
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    it is not enough to intend to do good things; you must actually do them
    the streets are paved with gold (saying)
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    used to say that it seems easy to make money in a place
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pave