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Meaning of tong

tong

Pronunciation: (tông, tong), [key]
— n.
  1. tongs.
—v.t.
  1. to lift, seize, gather, hold, or handle with tongs, as logs or oysters.
—v.i.
  1. to use, or work with, tongs.

tong

Pronunciation: (tông, tong), [key]
— n.
  1. (in China) an association, society, or political party.
  2. (among Chinese living in the U.S.) a fraternal or secret society, often associated with criminal activities.
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