tube

[ toob, tyoob ]
/ tub, tyub /

noun

verb (used with object), tubed, tub·ing.

Idioms

    down the tube/tubes, Informal. into a ruined, wasted, or abandoned state or condition.

Origin of tube

First recorded in 1590–1600, tube is from the Latin word tubus pipe

Related forms

tube·less, adjectivetube·like, adjectivemul·ti·tube, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tube

tube

/ (tjuːb) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Forms

tubeless, adjectivetube-like, adjective

Word Origin for tube

C17: from Latin tubus
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Medicine definitions for tube

tube

[ tōōb ]

n.

A hollow cylinder, especially one that conveys a fluid or functions as a passage.
An anatomical structure or organ having the shape or function of a tube; a duct.
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Idioms and Phrases with tube

tube


see down the tubes.

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