Synonyms of wall in English:


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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


    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


      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, get up someone's nose, rattle someone's cage

      aggravate, get someone, needle, bug, nettle, rile, miff, hack off

      British informal

      wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick

      North American informal

      tee off, tick off, burn up, gravel

      vulgar slang

      piss off

      informal, dated

      give someone the pip



    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, go under, founder, be ruined, cave in


      go broke, go bust, go bump, go belly up, come a cropper, flop

    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


      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

      informal, vulgar slang

      go apeshit

    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

      North American informal


      North American informal

      way-out, wacky, freaky, kooky, screwy, kinky, oddball, cranky

      North American informal

      in left field