Definition of torpedo verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    torpedo

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//tɔrˈpidoʊ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they torpedo
     
    he / she / it torpedoes
     
    past simple torpedoed
     
    -ing form torpedoing
     
     
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  1. 1torpedo something to attack a ship or make it sink using a torpedo The destroyer was torpedoed off the coast of Africa.
  2. 2torpedo something to completely destroy the possibility that something could succeed Her comments had torpedoed the deal.
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