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bilge

bilge

 
 
pronunciation:
bIlj
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the rounded part of a ship's hull between the bottom and the sides.
Without a working pump, the water collected in the bilge would endanger the ship.
similar words:
bottom, hull, shell
definition 2: water that gradually collects in that part of a ship.
synonyms:
leakage
similar words:
effluence, percolation, seep
definition 3: (informal) stupid talk.
synonyms:
baloney, drivel, folderol, gibberish, hogwash, jabber, jabberwocky, malarkey, nonsense, poppycock, rubbish
similar words:
babble, balderdash, bunk, hooey, humbug, piffle, twaddle
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bilged, bilges, bilging
definition: of a ship, to leak in the rounded area near the bottom of the hull.
synonyms:
leak
similar words:
seep
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to breach the lower part of (a ship's hull).
synonyms:
breach
similar words:
open, rupture, split
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