|to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable.|
|to spend time idly; loaf.|
|1.||a piece or strip of paper, plastic, leather, etc, for attaching to something by one end as a mark or label: a price tag|
|2.||Also called: electronic tag an electronic device worn, usually on the wrist or ankle, by an offender serving a noncustodial sentence, which monitors the offender's whereabouts by means of a link to a central computer through the telephone system|
|3.||a small piece of material hanging from or loosely attached to a part or piece|
|4.||a point of metal or other hard substance at the end of a cord, lace, etc, to prevent it from fraying and to facilitate threading|
|5.||an epithet or verbal appendage, the refrain of a song, the moral of a fable, etc|
|6.||a brief quotation, esp one in a foreign language: his speech was interlarded with Horatian tags|
|a. Also called: tag question a clause added on to another clause to invite the hearer's agreement or conversational cooperation. Tags are usually in the form of a question with a pronoun as subject, the antecedent of which is the subject of the main clause; as isn't it in the bread is on the table, isn't it?|
|b. a linguistic item added on to a sentence but not forming part of it, as John in are you there, John?|
|8.||an ornamental flourish as at the end of a signature|
|9.||the contrastingly coloured tip to an animal's tail|
|10.||a matted lock of wool or hair|
|11.||angling a strand of tinsel, wire, etc, tied to the body of an artificial fly|
|12.||slang a graffito consisting of a nickname or personal symbol|
|—vb , tags, tagging, tagged|
|13.||to mark with a tag|
|14.||to monitor the whereabouts of (an offender) by means of an electronic tag|
|15.||to add or append as a tag|
|16.||to supply (prose or blank verse) with rhymes|
|18.||to name or call (someone something): they tagged him Lanky|
|19.||to cut the tags of wool or hair from (an animal)|
|20.||slang to paint one's tag on (a building, wall, etc)|
|[C15: of uncertain origin; related to Swedish tagg point, perhaps also to |
|1.||Also called: tig a children's game in which one player chases the others in an attempt to catch one of them who will then become the chaser|
|2.||the act of tagging one's partner in tag wrestling|
|3.||(modifier) denoting or relating to a wrestling contest between two teams of two wrestlers, in which only one from each team may be in the ring at one time. The contestant outside the ring may change places with his team-mate inside the ring after touching his hand|
|—vb , tags, tagging, tagged|
|4.||to catch (another child) in the game of tag|
|5.||(in tag wrestling) to touch the hand of (one's partner)|
|[C18: perhaps from |
A strip of leather, paper, metal, or plastic attached to something or hung from a wearer's neck to identify, classify, or label.
A small outgrowth or polyp.
To label, identify, or recognize with or as if with a tag.
To incorporate into a compound a readily detected substance making the compound detectable so that its metabolic or chemical history may be followed.
") or end (end tag: "") of an element. In normal SGML syntax (and always in XML), a tag starts with a "<" and ends with an ">".
children's game in which, in its simplest form, the player who is "it" chases the other players, trying to touch one of them, thereby making that person "it." The game is known by many names, such as leapsa in Romania and kynigito in parts of modern Greece. In some variants the children pretend that the touch carries some form of contagion-e.g., plague (Italy), leprosy (Madagascar), fleas (Spain), or "lurgy fever" (Great Britain). In others, a method of achieving immunity from touch is prescribed, as by touching wood, iron, or a specified colour or assuming a particular position (e.g., squatting). Often limitations or handicaps are imposed on the chaser: the child may be required to clasp hands and imitate a horned animal (stag, bull, or goat) or squat and hop like a frog while the others caper freely around him. In some games the chaser throws a ball at the intended victim. As a game progresses, the original chaser may enlist those touched to help catch the others; sometimes the captives link hands to form a chain, with the players on either end making the capture
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