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