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torpedo in Weapons topic

torpedotorpedo2 verb [transitive]  1 PMWto attack or destroy a ship with a torpedo2 STOP something THAT IS HAPPENINGto stop something such as a plan from succeeding syn destroy New threats of violence have effectively torpedoed the peace talks.→ See Verb table
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torpedoWe were to fly across, which suited me, as I had a morbid fear of being torpedoed at sea.The Dutch ship was torpedoed by an enemy submarine in March of 1942.Aron has accused Brock of conspiring with his campaign staff to torpedo her candidacy by labeling her a criminal.Panicky Western politicians know that an economic golden age was torpedoed once before by rising oil prices.The CEO torpedoed the deal in its final hours.As might be expected, however, the military brass sounded battle stations and eventually torpedoed the idea.But the grand design was torpedoed when Lord Hanson made a bid for Imperial that shareholders found impossible to resist.