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wolf

wolf

 
 
pronunciation:
wUlf
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
cry wolf, keep the wolf from the door, wolf in sheep's clothing
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part of speech: noun
inflections: wolves
definition 1: any of various wild, flesh-eating canines that have bushy tails and erect ears and that hunt in packs.
 
definition 2: the pelt of this animal.
definition 3: any of various similar or related animals.
definition 4: a predatory or greedy person.
definition 5: a man who makes sexual advances to many women.
phrase: cry wolf
phrase: keep the wolf from the door
phrase: wolf in sheep's clothing
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wolfed, wolfing, wolfs
definition: (informal) to gulp down hungrily and greedily; eat quickly and voraciously (often fol. by down).
After the game, the hungry players wolfed down some hamburgers.
similar words:
devour, gulp
derivation: wolflike (adj.)
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