tongue

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtʌŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/tʌŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tung)

Inflections of 'tongue' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
tongues
v 3rd person singular
tonguing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
tongued
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
tongued
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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tongue

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. stuck his tongue out at
  2. watch your tongue!
  3. [clicked, clucked] his tongue
  4. licked her lips with her tongue
  5. burned my tongue on the [tea, coffee]
  6. got his tongue pierced
  7. ouch, I bit my tongue
  8. [ate, bought] tongue of beef
  9. a dish of [cured, smoked] tongue
  10. speak the same tongue as
  11. [Spanish] is her native tongue
  12. spoke to her in her native tongue
  13. religious: was speaking in tongues
  14. the [shoe's, boot's] tongue
  15. a tongue of flame
  16. idiom: bit my tongue when she [said, suggested]
  17. idiom: it's on the tip of my tongue (but)
  18. idiom: [it, the name] rolls (right) off the tongue
  19. idiom: has the cat got your tongue?
  20. idiom: very tongue in cheek
v
  1. the [horse, cat] tongued its [mane, hair]
  2. tongued [the food, a biscuit, a cupcake]
  3. tongue [a note, an instrument, a saxophone]
  4. the [land, area, hill] tongues into the [sea, ocean, river]
  5. sexually explicit, slang, UK: he tongued her
  6. sexually explicit, slang, UK: tonguing [all night, on the bench, in the back row]
n as adj
  1. has a tongue [piercing, ring]
  2. say a tongue twister
  3. a tongue-in-cheek [reply, comment]
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