verb (used with object), tongued, tongu·ing.
- to cut a tongue on (a board).
- to join or fit together by a tongue-and-groove joint.
- to reproach or scold.
- to speak or utter.
verb (used without object), tongued, tongu·ing.
Words nearby tongue
Idioms for tongue
- Fox Hunting. (of a hound) to bay while following a scent.
- to utter one's thoughts; speak: He wouldn't give tongue to his suspicions.
- on the verge of being uttered.
- unable to be recalled; barely escaping one's memory: The answer was on the tip of my tongue, but I couldn't think of it.
Origin of tongue
OTHER WORDS FROM tonguetongue·less, adjectivetongue·like, adjectiveout·tongue, verb (used with object), out·tongued, out·tongu·ing.un·tongued, adjective
Examples from the Web for tongued
The bed stock is cut into strips, planed on all sides, and tongued and grooved on the widest sides.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
The box was made of tongued and grooved boards, and one of these in the front could be slipped out, thus forming a door.Southern Stories|Various
It lay, tongued and grooved, with the scantling for fixing it, just where the timber merchant's men had deposited it—on the floor.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
On the third day they came down to one of those fiords which tongued inland, fringing the coast.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
It is made of 14-inch tongued and grooved boards supported eight inches above the ground on 24-inch joists.Nurses' Papers on Tuberculosis :|Various
British Dictionary definitions for tongued (1 of 2)
- having a tongue or tongues
- (in combination)long-tongued
British Dictionary definitions for tongued (2 of 2)
verb tongues, tonguing or tongued
Derived forms of tonguetongueless, adjectivetonguelike, adjective
Word Origin for tongue
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Idioms and Phrases with tongued
In addition to the idioms beginning with tongue
- tongue hangs out, one's
- tongue in cheek, with
- tongues wag
- bite one's tongue
- cat got someone's tongue
- hold one's tongue
- keep a civil tongue
- on the tip of one's tongue
- slip of the lip (tongue)