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Definition of tag verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tag
    he / she / it tags
    past simple tagged
    -ing form tagging
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  1. 1tag something/somebody to fasten a tag onto something or someone Each animal was tagged with a number for identification. The containers were tagged with color-coded labels.
  2. 2tag somebody/something as something to give someone or something a name that describes what they are or do synonym label The country no longer wanted to be tagged as a Third World nation.
  3. 3tag something (computing) to add a set of letters or symbols to a piece of text or data in order to identify it or show that it is to be treated in a particular way
  4. Phrasal Verbstag along (behind/with somebody)tag somethingon
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tag