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Retube vs. Tube

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Retubeverb

(transitive) To fit with a new tube or tubes.

Tubenoun

Anything that is hollow and cylindrical in shape.

Tubenoun

An approximately cylindrical container, usually with a crimped end and a screw top, used to contain and dispense semiliquid substances.

‘A tube of toothpaste.’;

Tubenoun

The London Underground railway system, originally referred to the lower level lines that ran in tubular tunnels as opposed to the higher ones which ran in rectangular section tunnels. (Often the tube.)

‘I took the tube to Waterloo and walked the rest of the way.’;

Tubenoun

A tin can containing beer (or other beverage?).topic=Australian English

Tubenoun

(surfing) A wave which pitches forward when breaking, creating a hollow space inside.

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Tubenoun

A television. Also, derisively, boob tube. British: telly.

‘Are you just going to sit around all day and watch the tube?’;

Tubenoun

(Scotland) Idiot.

Tubeverb

To supply with, or enclose in, a tube.

‘She tubes lipstick in the cosmetics factory.’;

Tubeverb

To ride an inner tube.

‘They tubed down the Colorado River.’;

Tubeverb

To intubate.

‘The patient was tubed.’;

Tubenoun

A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe.

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Tubenoun

A telescope.

Tubenoun

A vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance.

Tubenoun

The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla.

Tubenoun

A priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction.

Tubenoun

A small pipe forming part of the boiler, containing water and surrounded by flame or hot gases, or else surrounded by water and forming a flue for the gases to pass through.

Tubenoun

A more or less cylindrical, and often spiral, case secreted or constructed by many annelids, crustaceans, insects, and other animals, for protection or concealment. See Illust. of Tubeworm.

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Tubenoun

A tunnel for a tube railway; also (Colloq.), a tube railway; a subway.

Tubeverb

To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well.

Tubenoun

conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

Tubenoun

electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope

Tubenoun

a hollow cylindrical shape

Tubenoun

(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure

Tubenoun

electric underground railway

Tubeverb

provide with a tube or insert a tube into

Tubeverb

convey in a tube;

‘inside Paris, they used to tube mail’;

Tubeverb

ride or float on an inflated tube;

‘We tubed down the river on a hot summer day’;

Tubeverb

place or enclose in a tube

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