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submarining

[suhb-muh-ree-ning] /ˌsʌb məˈri nɪŋ/
noun
1.
Computers. the disappearance or flickering of a cursor on a computer screen.
Origin
1991
1991

submarine

[n. suhb-muh-reen, suhb-muh-reen; adj., v. suhb-muh-reen] /n. ˌsʌb məˈrin, ˈsʌb məˌrin; adj., v. ˌsʌb məˈrin/
noun
1.
a vessel that can be submerged and navigated under water, usually built for warfare and armed with torpedoes or guided missiles.
2.
something situated or living under the surface of the sea, as a plant or animal.
3.
Chiefly Northeastern and North Midland U.S. a hero sandwich.
adjective
4.
situated, occurring, operating, or living under the surface of the sea:
a submarine mountain.
5.
of, pertaining to, or carried on by a submarine or submarines:
submarine warfare.
verb (used without object), submarined, submarining.
6.
to participate in the operating of a submarine.
7.
to move or slide under something.
8.
Slang.
  1. to be thrown under the steering wheel of the vehicle one is driving during a frontal crash.
  2. to be thrown out of one's seat belt in such a crash.
verb (used with object), submarined, submarining.
9.
to attack or sink by submarine.
Origin
1640-50; 1895-1900 for def 1; sub- + marine
Related forms
antisubmarine, adjective
Regional variation note
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  • The motion of the head is much different in a submarining case than in a situation where the dummy is well restrained.
British Dictionary definitions for submarining

submarine

/ˈsʌbməˌriːn; ˌsʌbməˈriːn/
noun
1.
a vessel, esp one designed for warfare, capable of operating for protracted periods below the surface of the sea Often shortened to sub
2.
(modifier)
  1. of or relating to a submarine: a submarine captain
  2. occurring or situated below the surface of the sea: a submarine cable
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Word Origin and History for submarining

submarine

adj.

1640s, from sub- + marine (adj.).

n.

"submarine boat," 1899, from submarine (adj.). The short form sub is first recorded 1917. Submarine sandwich (1955) so called from the shape of the roll.

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