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a hollow cylindrical shape

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an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

provide with a tube or insert a tube into

convey in a tube

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ride or float on an inflated tube

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place or enclose in a tube

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The private companies involved in these schemes, in Liverpool's case Jarvis, are motivated by profit and it's tax payers money which is going down the tubes.
Businesses going down the tubes were also down, with eight per cent fewer companies shutting their doors compared to the same three month period last year.
In Lanark yesterday, one local said: "Cooper's shop is going down the tubes because nobody will go into it after what he stood trial for.
But the Catholic Church has stood up against so much of society that is going down the tubes -- like women pastors and abortion.
When the Fox pilot was dropped, I was out of money and still paying off debts from the '86 campaign in a Connecticut economy that was going down the tubes fast.
Quality should also not be construed as "a bail-out strategy for organizations that are going down the tubes.
The industry is going down the tubes," he said, "but maybe it will get their attention - but it's not really very good news.
The #waste tax' - the percentage of your personal income taxes going down the tubes in Washington - is 34.
After all, if the banks are going to fail, the credit card companies are going down the tubes and the IRS won't be able to collect taxes, then it's definitely time to let the good times roll.
The massive gamble on promotion this season by the club's Thai owners is on the verge of going down the tubes, which puts the Foxes at risk next term.
Speaking yesterday, Curley, who intends to continue living in Newmarket, said: "Racing is just going down the tubes every day in terms of prize-money, and I have just come to the stage where I have had enough of it.
I hope someone down Cardiff Bay will get off their backsides and stop yet another manufacturing plant going down the tubes.
Remember, two-and-a-half years ago I was desperately trying to find a buyer for Hearts because Chris Robinson and the other directors were hell bent on selling Tynecastle to Cala Homes and the club was going down the tubes.
They spent so much time and effort trying to be great parents, and they saw their son going down the tubes.