- 1tab somebody (as) something (especially North American English) to say that somebody is suitable for a particular job or role or describe them in a particular way He has been tabbed by many people as a future champion.
- 2tab something to use the tab key when you are using a keyboard Word Originverb late Middle English: perhaps related to the verb tag.
BrE BrE//tæb//; NAmE NAmE//tæb//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tab
BrE BrE//tæb//; NAmE NAmE//tæb//he / she / it tabs
BrE BrE//tæbz//; NAmE NAmE//tæbz//past simple tabbed
BrE BrE//tæbd//; NAmE NAmE//tæbd//past participle tabbed
BrE BrE//tæbd//; NAmE NAmE//tæbd//-ing form tabbing
BrE BrE//ˈtæbɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæbɪŋ//