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verb code pronunciation in British English /kəʊd/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecoding
past tensecoded
past participlecoded
  1. 1
    [transitive] to mark something with a code that gives information about it

    Each item was coded for point of origin.

    1. a.
      to mark something with a code instead of a name, so that people do not know what it is

      They coded each sample and sent them to the lab for analysis.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to put a message in code so that it is secret
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] computing to write instructions for a computer

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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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