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noun
  1. 1
    a long narrow object similar to a pipe that liquid or gas can move through

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    1. a.
      an object shaped like part of a pipe

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  2. 4

    the tube

    American informal television

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  3. 6

    the tube

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    the Tube

    British informal the system of underground trains in London

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