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tube en inglés británico

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tubenoun

uk /tʃuːb/ us /tuːb/

tube noun (PIPE)

B2 [ C ] a long cylinder made from plastic, metal, rubber, or glass, especially used for moving or containing liquids or gases:

Gases produced in the reaction pass through this tube and can then be collected.

[ C ] in biology, any hollow, cylinder-shaped structure in the body that carries air or liquid:

the bronchial tubes

Más ejemplos

  • The vacuum inside the tube caused it to implode when the external air pressure was increased.
  • The surgeon makes a small incision into which a tube is inserted.
  • The tube which carries the laser is introduced into the abdomen through a small cut in the skin.
  • The prisoners who were being force-fed had tubes rammed down their throats.
  • The operation involves putting a small tube into your heart.

tube noun (CONTAINER)

B1 [ C ] a long, thin container made of soft metal or plastic that is closed at one end and has a small hole at the other, usually with a cover, used for storing thick liquids:

a tube of toothpaste

[ C ] Australian English informal for a can or bottle of beer:

a tube of lager

(Definición de tube del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

tube en inglés americano

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tubenoun

us /tub/

tube noun (PIPE)

[ C ] a long, hollow cylinder of plastic, metal, rubber, or glass, used for moving or containing liquids or gases:

a copper tube
She lay in the hospital, tubes going in and out of her.

[ C ] A tube is also one of the body’s hollow cylindrical structures that carries air or liquid:

bronchial tubes

tube noun (CONTAINER)

[ C ] a cylindrical container made of soft metal or plastic which is closed at one end and has a small opening at the other, usually with a cover, and is used for holding thick liquids:

tube noun (TELEVISION)

[ U ] infml television:

What’s on the tube tonight?

(Definición de tube del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

the tube en inglés de negocios

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the tubenoun [ S ]

also the Tube uk us trademark UK informal TRANSPORT

the London Underground: the system of trains that run under the ground there:

Let's get the tube.
It's quickest to go by tube.
We decided to meet at Oxford Street tube station.
go down the tubes informal

to fail completely:

If sales don't get better soon, the company will go down the tubes.

(Definición de the tube del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)