- n. 标签；名称；结束语；附属物
- vt. 尾随，紧随；连接；起浑名；添饰
- vi. 紧随
- n. (Tag)人名；(丹)塔；(阿拉伯)塔杰
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1. tag along with sb.
词源不详，可能来自 PIE*tag,接触，固定，安排，词源同 tangent,taxonomy.引申诸相关词义。
- tag (n.1)
- "small, hanging piece from a garment," c. 1400, of uncertain origin but probably from a Scandinavian source (compare Norwegian tagg "point, prong, barb," Swedish tagg "prickle, thorn") and related to Middle Low German tagge "branch, twig, spike"), from Proto-Germanic *tag-. The sense development might be "point of metal at the end of a cord, string, etc.," hence "part hanging loose." Or perhaps ultimately from PIE *dek-, a root forming words referring to fringe, horsetail, locks of hair" (see with tail (n.1)).
Meaning "a label" is first recorded 1835; sense of "automobile license plate" is recorded from 1935, originally underworld slang. Meaning "an epithet, popular designation" is recorded from 1961, hence slang verb meaning "write graffiti in public places" (1990).
- tag (n.2)
- "children's game," 1738 (in reference to "Queen Mary's reign"), perhaps a variation of Scottish tig "touch, tap" (1721), probably an alteration of Middle English tek "touch, tap" (see tick (n.2)). Baseball sense is from 1912.
- tag (v.1)
- "to furnish with a tag," late 14c. (implied in tagged), from tag (n.1). Meaning "go along as a follower" is from 1670s; sense of "follow closely and persistently" is from 1884. Related: Tagging. Verbal phrase tag along is first recorded 1900.
- tag (v.2)
- "a touch in the game of tag," 1878; in baseball, 1904, from tag (n.2); the adjective in the pro-wrestling sense is recorded from 1955. Related: Tagged; tagging.
- 1. Ballpark estimates indicate a price tag of $90 million a month.
- 2. I can't say it justifies the price tag of £150.
- 3. The price tag on the 34-room white Regency mansion is £17.5 million.
- 4. We started out with a little rag-tag team of 30 people.
- 5. She seems quite happy to tag along with them.
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