[ US /ˈsuɝ/ ]
  1. a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
  2. someone who sews
    a sewer of fine gowns
  3. misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
    his career was in the gutter
    all that work went down the sewer
    pensions are in the toilet
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How To Use sewer In A Sentence

  • Sewers overflowed and mixed with rainwater and entered houses through drain pipes.
  • It is thought the hapless cat had been trying to escape after becoming trapped in a sewer. The Sun
  • As well, some new sewers will be laid in the town and there will be greater separation of surface water from foul sewer to create more capacity in the treatment plant.
  • It will also be used for the provision of small public water and sewerage schemes in smaller towns and villages.
  • But the greatest relief of all was to discover that the apartment contained a bathroom and a latrine — for, as the agent gleefully explained, the insula lay right athwart one of Rome’s main sewers, and was legally supplied with an adjutage to the water supply. The First Man in Rome
  • Clean, paved roads give way to dirt paths strewn with rubbish and open sewers. The Sun
  • Modern roads have a maze of water and sewer pipes running beneath them.
  • Now the capital has eight million inhabitants and the sewers are creaking at the seams. The Sun
  • Crews hope to have a temporary above ground sewer bypass in place a little later today.
  • A sewer system make your eyes bug out.
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