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torpedo

noun [C or U] uk   /tɔːˈpiː.dəʊ/ us    /tɔːrˈpiː.doʊ/ (plural torpedoes)
a long, thin bomb that travels underwater in order to destroy the ship at which it is aimedBombs and missiles

torpedo

verb [T] uk   /tɔːˈpiː.dəʊ/ us    /tɔːrˈpiː.doʊ/
to use a torpedo to destroy somethingDetonation and bombardment informal to destroy: He accused them of trying to torpedo the peace process.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
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