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American English: /t(j)ub/
British English: /tjuːb/

Translation of tube in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (pipe) to go down the tube(s) [colloquial]
    irse al traste [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • A straw itself will not hold up well to this experiment, so see if you can get a tube of glass or plastic.
    • The idea is to use the plasma coating to line catheters - plastic tubes surgically inserted into the body so patients can rid themselves of waste products from the blood through a dialysis machine.
    • Catheters - small plastic tubes - are inserted into veins in the arm or leg to access the heart for procedures such as angioplasties and stent placements.
    1.2 (container)
    Example sentences
    • There is a new tube of toothpaste ready and waiting.
    • He remembers collecting toothpaste tubes, newspapers, pots and pans.
    • In their other hands were new toothbrushes, a tube of toothpaste and container of dental floss they received from their dentists.
    also: inner tube
  • 2 (Anatomy)she's had her tubes tied [colloquial]
    le han hecho un ligado or una ligadura de trompas
    Example sentences
    • The bladder and rectum originate from a single hollow tube, the endodermal cloaca.
    • The trachea is unbranched, and is formed by the division of the foregut by a longitudinal septum into two tubes - the trachea and the esophagus.
    • The endothelial tube everywhere remains intact and continuous.
    Example sentences
    • For example, it is unclear how these superficial peritoneal lesions would give rise to infertility, especially if they were distant from the fimbria of the tubes or ovaries.
    • Mucus hostility means that the secretion from the neck of the womb is abnormal, and kills the sperm so that they cannot travel through the uterus to the tubes.
    • She will have an ultrasound scan of the womb, tubes and ovaries.
  • 4 (television) (esp US) [colloquial]the tube
    la tele [colloquial]
  • 5 (London underground railway) (British) [colloquial]the tube
    el metro
    el subte (Argentina)
    let's go by tube
    vamos en metro or (Argentina) en subte
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