Meaning of TUBE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ tju:b, AM tu:b ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A tube is a long hollow object that is usually round, like a pipe.
He is fed by a tube that enters his nose.
...a cardboard tube.
A tube of something such as paste is a long, thin container which you squeeze in order to force the paste out.
...a tube of toothpaste.
...a small tube of moisturizer.
N-COUNT : oft N of n
Some long, thin, hollow parts in your body are referred to as tubes .
The lungs are in fact constructed of thousands of tiny tubes.
The tube is the underground railway system in London. ( BRIT )
I took the tube then the train and came straight here...
N-SING : the N , also by N
You can refer to the television as the tube . ( AM INFORMAL; in BRIT, use the box )
The only baseball he saw was on the tube.
N-COUNT : the N
If a business, economy, or institution goes down the tubes or goes down the tube , it fails or collapses completely. ( mainly AM INFORMAL )
The country was going down the tubes economically...
PHRASE : V inflects
see also bronchial tube , cathode-ray tube , fallopian tube , inner tube , test tube
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006