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torpedo




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torpedo
     1. n. (military) A cylindrical explosive projectile that can travel underwater and is used as a weapon.
     2. n. A fish having wings that generate electric current, a kind of electric ray.
     3. n. (regional) A submarine sandwich.
     4. n. (slang) A professional gunman or assassin.
     5. n. (rail transport, US) a small explosive device attached to the top of the rail to provide an audible warning when a train passes over it
     6. v. To send a torpedo, usually from a submarine, that explodes below the waterline of the target ship.
     7. v. To sink a ship with one of more torpedoes.
     8. v. To undermine or destroy any endeavor with a stealthy, powerful attack.

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How'd I torpedo off in that direction? 

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