debris collocations and examples

 UK /ˈdebriː/UK /ˈdeɪbriː/

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broken pieces left after something large has been destroyed

Adjectives frequently used with debris
falling, flying, looseTwo of the trapped men were hurt by falling debris.
Verbs frequently used with debris
remove debris: clear, clear something of, removeThe tunnels were eventually cleared of debris.It’s important that you prepare the soil thoroughly, removing debris and stones.cause debris to form: leave, scatter, throw upThe amount of debris left in the wake of the Great Fire of London must have been great.
Verbs that frequently follow debris
block something, fall, flyBulldozers are working to clear debris blocking roads.Buildings were blown apart sending debris flying in all directions.
Nouns + of frequently used before debris
amount, piece, pileThe wrecked restaurant is still there, as are piles of debris.
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