Definición de tub en inglés:


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1A wide, open, deep, typically round container with a flat bottom used for holding liquids, growing plants, etc. a rainwater tub
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  • The ones previously planted out into a tub are really growing well; the ones in the cold frame are still little.
  • Planted in a deep tub, within a couple of seasons it will reach for the sky and festoon your railings with its sweet scented flowers.
  • There are lots of summer flowering patio plants, garden flowers, trees, shrubs and all kinds of rose bushes, herbaceous plants, baskets, tubs and ceramic containers.
container; butt, barrel, cask, drum, keg
rare kid
1.1A small plastic or cardboard container in which food is bought or stored: a margarine tub
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  • I've mentioned that the modern packaging has the petits suisses stored in little plastic tubs, but you have probably noticed it is not the case on the picture above.
  • Polypropylene plastics are used in margarine tubs, sour cream containers, ketchup bottles and other food containers.
  • As part of their recycling efforts, Susannah and her young family separated all the glass and plastic bottles and plastic tubs into the green box.
pot, carton
1.2The contents of a tub or the amount it can contain: she ate a tub of yogurt
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  • There are hot dogs, burgers, salads and dips - many of which are made with packet soup whisked into a tub of sour cream with some herbs.
  • You get a separate tray full of salad and a tub of chilli sauce.
  • This was accompanied by a small, warm baguette and a tub of butter.
1.3A washtub.
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  • Baths were taken in tubs and emptied after use on shrubs in the courtyard.
  • Emily was sitting on a chair, next to the washtub, talking to Hannah, who was kneeling at the tub helping a girl bath.
  • I started to unbutton my jacket as she stoked the fire around the tub of bath water.
1.4 informal , chiefly North American A bath: a soak in the tub
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  • Bath oils used in the bath water make the tub too slippery and should not be used.
  • She got up out of bed and walked towards the bathroom and she began to draw her hot bath in her Jacuzzi tub.
  • These hotels usually offer butler service, large bathrooms with soaking tubs, spa-inspired bath products, and high-end bed linens.
1.5 Mining A container for conveying ore, coal, etc. they are loading the coal into tubs for transportation
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  • The horse gin was a horse-driven winding machine used to raise coal in tubs or baskets.
  • He defined it as the number placed by the miner on the tubs of coal filled.
  • We saw a model of a woman pulling a tub full of coal along a tunnel while a child aged about six worked as a trapper, opening and shutting air doors to allow air to circulate along the roadways.
2 informal , derogatory A short, broad boat that handles awkwardly: the old tub’s in need of a refit
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  • You'd think they would be wise and paint their boats, but they pick out the worst old tubs for their rum ships.
  • The old tub, carrying a load of oil pregnant with toxins and separated from the sea by a single layer of metal, should never have been allowed to leave the Baltic Sea.
  • I decided to check out this new boat even though I was looking forward to travelling the 2 hours on the old tub just like the old days.

verbo (tubs, tubbing, tubbed)

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1 (usually as adjective tubbed) Plant in a tub: tubbed fruit trees
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  • This is now the pre-packing hub for all the company's tubbed butter markets as well as the foil pre-packing facility for France, Benelux and southern Europe.
  • Sales of the tubbed butter grew by more than 40% on last year.
  • A tubbed specimen of miscanthus may be only half the size of an in-ground plant, yet it can serve a similar purpose.
2 dated Wash or bathe in or as in a tub or bath: even your formal evening gown can be tubbed
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  • The feet can be tubbed and cold hosed during the first few hours to reduce inflammation.
2.1 [no object] British informal Have a bath: she’s revolting—she doesn’t tub


Middle English: probably of Low German or Dutch origin; compare with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tubbe.



sustantivo (plural tubfuls)
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  • It would be very easy for him to do that, probably for a tubful of money.
  • Blondie piped up cheerfully as he passed by with a tubful of glasses and bottles.
  • When you're ready for your bath, strain the milk and add it to a tubful of warm water.

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