Synonyms of wall in English:


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See Spanish definition of muro


1‘solid brick walls’

barrier, partition, room divider, enclosure, screen, panel, separator
dam, dyke

2‘an ancient city wall’

fortification, rampart, barricade, parapet, bulwark, stockade, bailey, breastwork

3‘we will work to break down the walls that stop world trade’

obstacle, barrier, barricade, fence
impediment, hindrance, block, check


1‘the tenements walled in the space completely’

enclose, bound, encircle, confine, hem, circumscribe, close, shut, fence
separate, partition

2‘one doorway had been walled up’

block, seal, close, brick up


    off the wall

    ‘an off-the-wall cable television programme’

    eccentric, zany, far out, freakish, quirky, idiosyncratic, unconventional, unorthodox, weird, outlandish, offbeat, off-centre, bizarre, strange, unfamiliar
    informal way-out, wacky, freaky, kooky, screwy, kinky, oddball, cranky
    North American informal in left field


    go up the wall

    ‘this causes the dog to go up the wall and bark his head off’

    lose one's temper, lose control, become enraged, go into a rage, fly into a passion, fly into a temper, boil over, boil over with rage, flare up, fire up, go berserk, throw a tantrum, explode
    informal blow one's top, fly off the handle, lose one's cool, get mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, see red, go off the deep end, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, burst a blood vessel, flip, flip one's lid, foam at the mouth, get all steamed up, get worked up, have a fit
    British informal go spare, go crackers, do one's nut, get one's knickers in a twist, throw a wobbly
    North American informal flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack, have a cow, go postal, have a conniption fit
    vulgar slang go apeshit
    drive someone up the wall

    ‘each one had some irritating habit that drove him up the wall’

    enrage, incense, anger, infuriate, madden, inflame, antagonize, make someone's blood boil, make someone's hackles rise, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, ruffle, peeve
    annoy, irritate, exasperate, irk, vex, put out, provoke, pique, gall, displease
    aggravate, get someone, needle, bug, nettle, rile, miff, hack off
    informal drive crazy, drive mad, make someone see red, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, rattle someone's cage
    British informal wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick, get up someone's nose
    North American informal tee off, tick off, burn up, gravel
    vulgar slang piss off
    informal, dated give someone the pip
    rare empurple
    go to the wall

    ‘thousands of businesses are expected to go to the wall this year’

    fail, collapse, go bankrupt, become insolvent, go into receivership, go into liquidation, crash, fold, fold up, go under, founder, be ruined, cave in
    go broke, go bust, go bump, go belly up, come a cropper, flop