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

     

    tongue

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//tʌŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʌŋ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tongue
    BrE BrE//tʌŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʌŋ//
     
    he / she / it tongues
    BrE BrE//tʌŋz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʌŋz//
     
    past simple tongued
    BrE BrE//tʌŋd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʌŋd//
     
    past participle tongued
    BrE BrE//tʌŋd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʌŋd//
     
    -ing form tonguing
    BrE BrE//ˈtʌŋɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʌŋɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1tongue something to stop the flow of air into a wind instrument with your tongue in order to make a note
  2. 2tongue something to lick something with your tongue
  3. Word Origin Old English tunge, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tong, German Zunge, and Latin lingua.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tongue