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

 

tango

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtæŋɡəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæŋɡoʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tango
BrE BrE//ˈtæŋɡəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæŋɡoʊ//
 
he / she / it tangoes
BrE BrE//ˈtæŋɡəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæŋɡoʊz//
 
past simple tangoed
BrE BrE//ˈtæŋɡəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæŋɡoʊd//
 
past participle tangoed
BrE BrE//ˈtæŋɡəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæŋɡoʊd//
 
-ing form tangoing
BrE BrE//ˈtæŋɡəʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæŋɡoʊɪŋ//
 
 
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  • (tangoing, tangoed, tangoed) [intransitive] to dance the tango
  • Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Latin American Spanish, perhaps of African origin.Idioms (informal) used to say that two people or groups, and not just one, are responsible for something that has happened (usually something bad)
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tango

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