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construct (something) from (something)

To build something from certain materials or items. We constructed our solar system from foam balls and popsicle sticks—what did you guys use?
See also: construct

construct (something) out of (something)

To build something from certain materials or items. We constructed our solar system out of foam balls and popsicle sticks. What did you guys use?
See also: construct, of, out
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construct something from something

 and construct something out of something
to build something using something. Do you want to construct the house from wood? Shall we construct the building out of stone?
See also: construct
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In 2006, when a multi-storey building collapsed killing three people, the then chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry took notice of the illegally constructed buildings.
These bridges and underpass will be constructed under Annual Development Program.
According to deputy commissioner , the committee would identify persons, who facilitated in the occupation of state land and construction of plaza as the plaza could not be constructed without passing of building plan.
"The temple will be constructed where Lord Ram was born.
That length of the A725/A726 Shawhead - East Kilbride - Phillipshill Roundabout Trunk Road being the newly constructed northbound interchange link road, linking the A725/A726 Shawhead - East Kilbride - Phillipshill Roundabout Trunk Road at Shawhead Junction, to the eastbound M8/A8 Edinburgh - Greenock Trunk Road, a distance of 850m or thereby.
However, a reality check done by M AIL T ODAY revealed that most of the toilets were constructed on papers as no money has been provided to the households.
"The project, which will be constructed over 18 months, comprises internal roads construction works with width of 7 meters in collector roads, and 6.6 meters in local roads, besides constructing longitudinal parking slots on both roadsides measuring 2.5 meters in width, lighting works, rainwater drainage works, and other utility works," he continued.
The plan is set to be implemented over a period of 5 years, during which 850,000 new units will be constructed and an additional 150,000 slum units replaced and converted.
The minister also said 98 new outposts were constructed and handed over to the Ministry of Defense and the Gendarmerie General Command recently.
In Jizan, 95 kms of new roads will be constructed at a cost of SR599 million by Al-Oyuni Investment & Contracting.
Muhammad Iqbal Azizi, education department head of the province during inauguration ceremony of Alaye girls' High School told Pajhwok Afghan News on Thursday that the high school was constructed at the cost of $380000 with German aid.
If referents for "inner processes" can be specified, then the inner-outer distinction no longer holds; for identifiable events of nature--the joyous behavior of a winning ticket, the desire to support a worthy cause--become the focus rather than a constructed duality of inner and outer.
After a review of the literature, a conceptual model was constructed to study antecedents and outcomes related to levels of trust in academic groups or teams.
The paper takes the metaphor of a trivial machine that was proposed by Von Foerster (2002b) and argues that a work of architecture is the physical embodiment of a trivial machine (a constructed construct), and that the process of constructing such a machine for the first time is not trivial and can induce sensations of delight in an observer.
Most importantly, the building struck by the Cirrus SR20 single engine plane carrying baseball player, Cory Lidle, and a flight instructor, was constructed from reinforced concrete--steel rods cocooned in concrete--a material that has remarkable staying power during a fire.