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tagnoun

uk   us   /tæɡ/

tag noun (SMALL PART)

[C] a small piece of paper, cloth, or metal, on which there is information, fixed onto something larger: a price tag

tag noun (GAME)

[U] a game played by two or more children in which one child chases the others and tries to touch one of them. This child then becomes the one who does the chasing.

tag noun (GRAMMAR)

[C] specialized language a phrase such as "he is" or "isn't it?", added on to a sentence for emphasis, or to turn it into a question, usually to get agreement or to check information

tag noun (MARK)

[C] a type of graffiti (= words and pictures drawn in public places on walls, etc.) that shows who has drawn it and that represents a signature : The tag is the most commonly seen graffiti in any urban setting.

tagverb [T]

uk   us   /tæɡ/ (-gg-)

tag verb [T] (SMALL PART)

to put a tag on something

tag verb [T] (COMPUTING)

specialized computing to mark computer information to be processed in a particular way
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