noun, plural tor·pe·does.
verb (used with object), tor·pe·doed, tor·pe·do·ing.
verb (used without object), tor·pe·doed, tor·pe·do·ing.
Origin of torpedo
Regional variation note
Related Words for torpedoinginvalidate, annul, veto, void, undo, abolish, restrict, quash, offset, negate, abrogate, repeal, rescind, torpedo, annihilate, expunge, exterminate, ravage, erase, eliminate
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Anyway, by the end of the third day after the "torpedoing," my patience was at an end.The Secrets of a Kuttite
Edward O. Mousley
There was but little chance of torpedoing her in any other way.The Journal of Submarine Commander von Forstner
Georg-Gnther von Forstner
The latter relied on torpedoing her enemy under cover of the darkness, but the submarine is most dangerous in day-time.The British Navy Book
Were you going a zigzag course at the moment the torpedoing took place?
You'd think I'd be used to torpedoing by this time, and could keep my sea legs under fire, but I didn't.Over the Seas for Uncle Sam
noun plural -does
verb -does, -doing or -doed (tr)
Word Origin for torpedo
1520s, "electric ray," from Latin torpedo, originally "numbness" (from the effect of being jolted by the ray's electric discharges), from torpere "be numb" (see torpor). The sense of "explosive device used to blow up enemy ships" is first recorded 1776, as a floating mine; the self-propelled version is from 1860s.
1873, from torpedo (n.). Figurative sense attested from 1895. Related: Torpedoed; torpedoing.