- 1[transitive] pipe something (+ adv./prep.) to send water, gas, oil, etc. through a pipe from one place to another to pipe oil across the desert Water is piped from the reservoir to the city.
- 2[transitive] pipe something (+ adv./prep.) [usually passive] to send sounds or signals through a wire or cable from one place to another The speech was piped over a public address system.
- 3[transitive, intransitive] pipe (somebody) to play music on a pipe or the bagpipes, especially to welcome someone who has arrived Passengers were piped aboard ship at the start of the cruise. a prize for piping and drumming
- 4[intransitive, transitive] (+ speech) to speak or sing in a high voice or with a high sound Outside a robin piped.
- 5[transitive] pipe something (on something) to decorate food, especially a cake, with thin lines of icing, etc. by squeezing it out of a special bag or tube The cake had “Happy Birthday” piped on it. Phrasal Verbspipe downpipe up (with something)
NAmE//paɪp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pipe
he / she / it pipes
past simple piped
-ing form piping