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tr.v. paved, pav·ing, pavesIdiom:
1. To cover with a pavement.
2. To cover uniformly, as if with pavement.
3. To be or compose the pavement of.
pave the way
To make progress or development easier: experiments that paved the way for future research.
[Middle English paven, from Old French paver, from Latin pavīre, to beat, tread down; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]
A setting of precious stones placed together so closely that no metal shows: diamonds in pavé.
[French, from past participle of paver, to pave, from Old French; see pave.]
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