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The machines can weigh hundreds of tons and must be built into cavernous radiation bunkers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They will fix the problem and save us a ton of money. Computing (2010)No doubt he could score a ton of goals out there, too. The Sun (2017)But it only bleeds because I've got a ton of money and two houses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has hit me like a ton of bricks. The Sun (2012)You heat up quickly and lose tons of weight. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You spent a ton of money on lawyers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It too produced a ton and a half of gold a year. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)Rarely can a crowd have more wanted a man to score a ton. The Sun (2014)The car weighs nearly two tons but feels half the weight. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That was his first run at a mile and he can come on a ton. The Sun (2016)In the law coming down on people like a ton of bricks. The Sun (2011)He used to be very heavy but has lost tons of weight. The Sun (2008)The big blockbusters that make a ton of money? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It weighs a ton and still has the leg straps. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And with it comes a ton of pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He ought to come down on them like a ton of bricks. The Sun (2015)The law would only come down on her like a ton of bricks if she was caught again. The Sun (2010)The penalty for refusing to plead was to be crushed to death under nearly half a ton of weights. Christianity Today (2000)Once they score a ton the best batsmen take a fresh guard and press on remorselessly towards a double century. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)The tanker carried 230,000 tons of fuel oil. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It took the crew a month to clean it up - they removed three tons of rubbish. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They must ship 80 tons of equipment to the area. The Sun (2011)And cops are sifting through 300 tons of rubbish. The Sun (2011)Mile upon mile of juicy soil, ready and able to produce millions of tons of delicious food for all the world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I was sitting at home on my own one afternoon when the fear suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks. The Sun (2006)A salvage company was working out how to remove more than 500 tons of oil from the vessel. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The ship has 11,000 tons of steel, iron and copper to be turned into reusable goods. The Sun (2009)Marine experts fear the dolphins have swallowed some of the 200 tons of fuel oil that spilt out of the Napoli. The Sun (2007)
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British English: ton /tʌn/ NOUN
A ton is a unit of weight equal to 2,240 pounds in Britain and 2,000 pounds in the United States.
Hundreds of tons of oil spilled into the ocean.
- American English: ton
- Arabic: طُنّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: tonelada
- Chinese: 吨
- Croatian: tona
- Czech: tuna
- Danish: ton
- Dutch: ton
- European Spanish: tonelada
- Finnish: tonni
- French: tonne
- German: Tonne
- Greek: τόνος βάρος
- Italian: tonnellata
- Japanese: トン
- Korean: 톤
- Norwegian: tonn
- Polish: tona
- European Portuguese: tonelada
- Romanian: tonă
- Russian: тонна
- Spanish: tonelada
- Swedish: ton
- Thai: หน่วยน้ำหนักเท่ากับสองพันสองร้อยสี่สิบปอนด์
- Turkish: ton ağırlık
- Ukrainian: тонна
- Vietnamese: một tấn Anh
Definition of ton from the Collins English Dictionary
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