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

  

text

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//tekst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tekst//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they text
BrE BrE//tekst//
 
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he / she / it texts
BrE BrE//teksts//
 
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past simple texted
BrE BrE//ˈtekstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtekstɪd//
 
past participle texted
BrE BrE//ˈtekstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtekstɪd//
 
-ing form texting
BrE BrE//ˈtekstɪŋ//
 
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Text messages
 
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[transitive, intransitive] to send somebody a written message using a mobile/cell phone text (somebody) Text me when you're on your way. Kids seem to be texting non-stop these days. text somebody something I'll text you the final score. see also SMS, text-message See related entries: Text messages Word Origin late Middle English: from Old Northern French texte, from Latin textus ‘tissue, literary style’ (in medieval Latin, ‘Gospel’), from text- ‘woven’, from the verb texere.
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