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Synonyms of pipe in English:


  • 1 a central-heating pipe
    tube, conduit, hose, main, duct, line, channel, canal, conveyor, pipeline, drain, tubing, piping, siphon, cylinder;
    Medicine  fistula
  • 2 he smokes a pipe
    British  churchwarden;
    Scottish & Northern English  cutty;
    Anglo-Irish  dudeen
  • 3 someone was playing a pipe
    whistle, penny whistle, flute, recorder, fife;
    chanter, drone;
  • 4 (pipes) Scottish regimental pipes and drums
  • verb

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  • 1 the beer is piped into barrels
    convey, channel, siphon, run, feed, lead, bring
  • 2 the programmes will be piped in from London
    transmit, feed, lead, patch
  • 3 he heard a tune being piped
    play on a pipe;
    play the pipes, tootle, whistle
    literary flute
  • 4 outside a curlew piped a voice piping away in French
  • Phrases

    pipe down
    be quiet, quieten down, be silent, fall silent, hush, stop talking, hold one's tongue
    informal shut up, shut one's face/mouth/trap/gob, button up, button it/one's lip, belt up, wrap up, wrap it up, put a sock in it
    North American informal can it
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