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tube /ˈtuːb/  /Brit ˈtjuːb/

  • noun
    plural tubes
    [count] a long, hollow object that is used especially to control the flow of a liquid or gas
    The nurse inserted a feeding tube. [=a tube used to deliver food to the stomach of a patient who cannot eat]
    an object shaped like a pipe
    a tube of lipstick
    a cardboard tube - see also inner tube, test tube, vacuum tube
    [count] :a soft, long, narrow container that has a small opening at one end and that contains a soft material which can be pushed out by squeezing
    [count] :a thin, long, hollow part within an animal or plant
    a pollen tube
    the tube US informal :the television
    They spent all afternoon sitting in front of the tube. [=(Britthe box]
    What's on the tube tonight? - see also boob tube, cathode-ray tube
    [noncount] Brit :the system of trains that run underground in London
    It's easy to get around London on the tube.
    She travels by tube to work every day.
    go down the tubes
    to fail or become ruined
    to be wasted or lost

    * Các từ tương tự:
    tube sock, tube top, tuber, tuberculosis