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verb tab pronunciation in American English /tæb/
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present tense
present participletabbing
past tensetabbed
past participletabbed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] computing to press the tab on a computer keyboard
  2. 3
    [transitive] [usually passive] American to choose someone for a particular job, responsibility, or honor

    Even from his early days, he was tabbed as a future leader.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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