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telegraph

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Related topics: Telephone, telegraph
telegraphtel‧e‧graph1 /ˈteləɡrɑːf $ -ɡræf/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]TCT an old-fashioned method of sending messages using radio or electrical signals2 [countable]TCT a piece of equipment that receives or sends messages in this waytelegraphic /ˌteləˈɡræfɪk◂/ adjective
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telegraphHe provided a comprehensive network of farm buildings connected, it is said, by a telegraph system.Shortly thereafter, the two nations opened postal, telegraph, telephone, and telex links.Crowds gathered everywhere, in front of banks, the Merchants' Exchange, the telegraph offices.In other words, the announcer would kill time until the telegraph details started flowing again.
Related topics: Telephone, telegraph
telegraphtelegraph2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]TCT to send a message by telegraph 🔊 Once he knew where we were, Lewis telegraphed every few hours.2 [transitive] informalCLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTAND to let people know what you intend to do without saying anything 🔊 A slight movement of the hand telegraphed his intention to shoot.
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telegraphThe passage of the train was telegraphed forward from point to point throughout its journey.They had called people together in New Jersey, prayed, then telegraphed him.Hills' main weakness as quarterback is that he telegraphs his passes.Its pictures of a divided society, licensed beggars and so on, telegraphed McEwan's concerns a little brashly.By 1844, a Washington newspaper started printing telegraphed news from Maryland.They tried to hit the symbolic spikes with a sledgehammer wired to telegraph the event of the blow, but they failed.Barrett telegraphed the owner to see if he would sell the property.I telegraphed you before I married and gave you the chance to stop it then.
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Verb table
telegraph
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytelegraph
he, she, ittelegraphs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytelegraphed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave telegraphed
he, she, ithas telegraphed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad telegraphed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill telegraph
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have telegraphed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam telegraphing
he, she, itis telegraphing
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you, we, theyare telegraphing
Past
I, he, she, itwas telegraphing
you, we, theywere telegraphing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been telegraphing
he, she, ithas been telegraphing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been telegraphing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be telegraphing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been telegraphing
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