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Definition of TONG

  • to lift, seize, gather, hold, or handle with tongs, as logs or oysters
  • to use, or work with, tongs
  • (in China) an association, society, or political party
  • (among Chinese living in the U.S.) a fraternal or secret society, often associated with criminal activities
  • to lift with a grasping device [v -ED, -ING, -S]
  • any of various implements consisting of two arms hinged, pivoted, or otherwise fastened together, for seizing, holding, or lifting something (usually used with pair of)
  • to lift with a type of grasping device [v TONGED, TONGING, TONGS]