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fishtail

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Motor vehicles
fishtailfish‧tail /ˈfɪʃteɪl/ verb [intransitive] American English 🔊 🔊 TTCSLIDEif a vehicle or aircraft fishtails, the back end of it slides from side to side, usually because the tyres are sliding on water or ice
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fishtailThe jeep left the road and was fishtailing violently through a stretch of gravel as the fire truck thundered by.
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Verb table
fishtail
Simple Form
Present
itfishtails
fishtail
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Past
it, theyfishtailed
Present perfect
theyhave fishtailed
ithas fishtailed
Past perfect
it, theyhad fishtailed
Future
it, theywill fishtail
Future perfect
it, theywill have fishtailed
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare fishtailing
itis fishtailing
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Past
theywere fishtailing
itwas fishtailing
Present perfect
theyhave been fishtailing
ithas been fishtailing
Past perfect
it, theyhad been fishtailing
Future
it, theywill be fishtailing
Future perfect
it, theywill have been fishtailing
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