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1sand/ˈsænd/noun
pluralsands
1sand
/ˈsænd/
noun
pluralsands
Learner's definition of SAND  
[noncount] : the very tiny, loose pieces of rock that cover beaches, deserts, etc.
— see also quicksand
[noncount] : an area of sand
   b sands [plural]literary : the beach or desert

head in the sand

— see 1head

shifting sands

— used to refer to changes that happen as time passes

the sands of time

— used to refer to the passage of time
2sand/ˈsænd/verb
sandssandedsanding
2sand
/ˈsænd/
verb
sandssandedsanding
Learner's definition of SAND  
: to make the surface of something smooth by rubbing it with sandpaper
[+ object]
— often + down
[no object]
[+ object]US : to spread sand over (an icy street, sidewalk, etc.): to cover (something) with sand
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