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buffalo

buf·fa·lo

buffalo

 
pronunciation:
buh f lo
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: buffalo, buffaloes, buffalos
definition 1: any of various large mammals with long legs, hooves, and horns native to Africa and Asia.
A water buffalo pulled the plow through the rice field.
 
definition 2: colloquially, a bison of North America.
Buffaloes used to roam the Great Plains in large numbers.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: buffaloed, buffaloing, buffalos
definition 1: (informal) to bewilder or confuse.
The physics problem buffaloed us for a long time.
similar words:
baffle, bewilder
definition 2: to intimidate or coerce, as by a show of force.
He refused to go at first, but he was buffaloed into it by the gang.
similar words:
bulldoze
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