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[ toob, tyoob ]
/ tub, tyub /
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Definition of tube

noun
verb (used with object), tubed, tub·ing.
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Idioms about tube

    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

OTHER WORDS FROM tube

tubeless, adjectivetubelike, adjectivemul·ti·tube, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tube

tube
/ (tjuːb) /

noun
verb (tr)

Derived forms of tube

tubeless, adjectivetube-like, adjective

Word Origin for tube

C17: from Latin tubus
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Medical 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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Other Idioms and Phrases with tube

tube

see down the tubes.

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