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cube

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Shapes, patterns, Maths
cubecube1 /kjuːb/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 CFSQUAREa solid object with six equal square sides a sugar cube an ice cube Cut the meat into small cubes.see thesaurus at piece2 the cube of something3 American English spoken a cubicle
Examples from the Corpus
cubeCut the melon into 2cm cubes and leave to soak in some port or red wine.cubes of Cheddar cheeseShe dropped a cube of sugar into her tea and stirred it with a spoon.For a joke, he put an ice cube down the back of her dress.I fetched ice cubes in the middle of the night to try to numb the backs of my legs.Cooking such small amounts of food can be fiddly and time consuming so try freezing baby-sized portions in ice cube trays.Would you get me some ice cubes out of the freezer?Karen took some ice cubes from the freezer and poured the soda.Place the thread on the ice cube and put salt on it, especially near the thread. 4.Toni filled the glasses with ice cubes and watched as Letia slid two thick red steaks under the broiler.We start by picking up and examining the cube.We can also let any point inside the cube be input too.
Related topics: Numbers, Cooking
cubecube2 verb [transitive]  1 HMNto multiply a number by itself twice 4 cubed is 642 DFCto cut food into cubes
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Examples from the Corpus
cubeBut to suppose that this picture bears the faintest resemblance to what the Labour leadership wants betrays something like paranoia cubed.3 cubed is 27The dish is made with cubed pieces of steak.
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Verb table
cube
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycube
he, she, itcubes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycubed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cubed
he, she, ithas cubed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cubed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cube
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cubed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cubing
he, she, itis cubing
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you, we, theyare cubing
Past
I, he, she, itwas cubing
you, we, theywere cubing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cubing
he, she, ithas been cubing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cubing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cubing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cubing
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