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noun     tube pronunciation in British English
/tjuːb/
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singulartube
pluraltubes
  1. 1
    [countable] a long narrow object similar to a pipe that liquid or gas can move through

    Nurses had to feed Dan through a tube.

  2. 2
    [countable] a long narrow plastic or metal container with a lid at one end that you squeeze in order to push out the soft substance inside
    tube of:

    a tube of toothpaste

    1. c.
      Australian informal a can of drink, especially beer
  3. 3

    the tube

    or

    the Tube

    British informal the system of underground trains in London
    on the tube:

    Guess who I saw on the tube tonight?

    by tube:

    She goes to work by tube.

    1. a.
      an underground train in London

      What time’s the last tube?

  4. 4
    [countable] a long thin part inside your body that is shaped like a tube

    fallopian tubes

 
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