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weasel

wea·sel

weasel

pronunciation:
wi zl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: weasel, weasels
definition 1: any of various carnivorous, slender-bodied mammals, related to minks and polecats, with brownish fur, short legs, and a long bushy tail.
 
definition 2: a sneaky or sly person.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: weaseled weaseling, weasels
definition 1: (informal) to back out of or avoid a commitment (often fol. by out).
He weaseled out of paying for the car's brake job.
definition 2: to be evasive or deliberately ambiguous; mislead.
similar words:
equivocate
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