Definition of concertina verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

concertina

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verb
BrE BrE//ˌkɒnsəˈtiːnə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnsərˈtiːnə//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they concertina
BrE BrE//ˌkɒnsəˈtiːnə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnsərˈtiːnə//
 
he / she / it concertinas
BrE BrE//ˌkɒnsəˈtiːnəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnsərˈtiːnəz//
 
past simple concertinaed
BrE BrE//ˌkɒnsəˈtiːnəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnsərˈtiːnəd//
 
past participle concertinaed
BrE BrE//ˌkɒnsəˈtiːnəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnsərˈtiːnəd//
 
-ing form concertinaing
BrE BrE//ˌkɒnsəˈtiːnərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnsərˈtiːnərɪŋ//
 
Motoring problems and accidents
 
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(concertinaing, concertinaed, concertinaed) [intransitive] (British English) to fold up like a concertina The truck crashed into the tree and concertinaed. See related entries: Motoring problems and accidents Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from concert + -ina.

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