ldoce_261_bpipepipe1 /paɪp/ ●●●S2W3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1tubeTD a tube through which a liquid or gasflows 🔊 a water pipe 🔊 a frozen waste pipe 🔊 copper pipes 🔊 A pipe had burst in the kitchen and flooded the floor. →drainpipe, windpipe, → exhaust pipeat exhaust2(1)2for smokingDFT a thing used for smokingtobacco, consisting of a small tube with a containershaped like a bowl at one end 🔊 Dad was there, smoking his pipe. 🔊 pipe tobacco3musica)APMa simplemusicalinstrument like a tube, that you play by blowing →panpipesb)APMone of the metal tubes that air passes through when you play an organc)the pipesAPMbagpipes4 →pipe dream5 →put/stick that in your pipe and smoke itCOLLOCATIONSNOUN + pipea water pipeBe careful to avoid piercing any water pipes or electricity cables.a gas pipea waste pipeWhat’s the best way to clear a blocked waste pipe?a sewer/sewage pipe (=for removing waste from the human body)verbslay a pipeThey were digging a trench to lay water pipes.block a pipeIt is likely that fat or grease is blocking the waste pipe.a pipe leaksHe complained that a water pipe was leaking in his hotel room.a pipe freezesThat winter was so cold that the pipes froze and we had no water.a pipe burstsA burst pipe can cause major structural damage quite quickly.
pipepipe2 verb 🔊 🔊 1send liquid/gas [transitive]TAKE/BRING to send a liquid or gas through a pipe to another placebe piped into/from/out of etc something 🔊 Eighty per cent of sewage is piped directly into the sea.be piped in/out/up etc 🔊 A lot of oil is piped in from Alaska. 🔊 villages with no piped water Grammar Pipe is usually passive in this meaning.2make music [intransitive, transitive]APM to make a musical sound, using a pipe3foodDFC [transitive] to decorate food, especially a cake, with lines of icing or cream4speak [transitive] literary to speak or sing something in a high voice 🔊 ‘Morning!’ he piped with a cheery voice. →pipe down →pipe something ↔ in →pipe up→ See Verb table