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English definition of “tab”

tab

verb [T, usually passive]
 
 
/tæb/
to think or say that someone or something should have a particular job or use: tab sb to do sth He was tabbed to restore glory and dignity to USA Basketball.tab sb as sth The CEO unofficially tabbed him as his successor.tab sb/sth for sth She was tabbed for a seat on the Board.
to put tabs on something: tab sth with sth There was a stack of mail-order catalogues tabbed with sticky labels.
(Definition of tab verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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