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torpedo

noun [C]  us   /tɔrˈpi·doʊ/ (plural torpedoes)
a bomb designed to travel under water which explodes when it hits something: No one on the ship saw the torpedo coming, not even the men on watch.

torpedo

verb [T]  us   /tɔrˈpi·doʊ/ (present tense torpedoes, present participle torpedoing, past tense and past participle torpedoed)
to hit something with a torpedo: The ship was torpedoed by a submarine. fig. In fact, both sides torpedoed the ceasefire (= destroyed its chances for success).
Translations of “torpedo”
in Arabic طورْبيد…
in Korean 어뢰…
in Malaysian torpedo…
in French torpille…
in Turkish torpido, deniz altından atılan bomba…
in Italian siluro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚雷…
in Russian торпеда…
in Polish torpeda…
in Vietnamese ngư lôi…
in Spanish torpedo…
in Portuguese torpedo…
in Thai ขีปนาวุธติดวัตถุระเบิดที่ยิงจากเรือดำน้ำ…
in German der Torpedo…
in Catalan torpede…
in Japanese 魚雷, 水雷…
in Indonesian torpedo…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鱼雷…
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