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tea bag

a container of thin paper or cloth holding a measured amount of tea leaves for making an individual serving of tea.
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[tee-bag] /ˈtiˌbæg/
verb (used with object), tea-bagged, tea-bagging. Slang.
to place one's scrotum in the mouth of (one's sexual partner).
from its resemblance to dipping a tea bag in a cup of hot water Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • While that means no real-time monitoring, the upside is a tiny form factor about the size of a tea bag-truly concealable.
  • Using a tea bag eliminates the strainer, but it is still best to make the tea in a teapot so the water stays sufficiently hot.
  • The ushers brought him tea-horror of horrors they served it our way with a tea bag in the cup.
  • The tea bag is really no good until it is placed in hot water.
  • The same two techniques were also used to examine two commercial nylon samples: fishing line and a tea bag.
  • It will also include a tea bag as a gift for people who get the survey.
  • Using hot water with a tea bag and then reheating it later gives the water flavor.
  • Put a used tea bag or crushed aspirin in with them to reduce odor.
  • The far right is hijacking that party, which has invited the tea bag takeover by appealing to ignorance and hatred.
British Dictionary definitions for tea bag

tea bag

a small bag of paper or cloth containing tea leaves, infused in boiling water to make tea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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