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butt2

butt2

pronunciation:
buht
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person, group, or thing that is the target of ridicule or criticism.
Her younger son was always the butt of her criticism.Politicians are often the butt of jokes.
synonyms:
laughingstock, object, target, victim
similar words:
cat's-paw, dupe, gull, mock, mockery, scapegoat
definition 2: a target, or a barrier placed or built behind a target to stop projectiles.
similar words:
target
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: butted, butting, butts
definition: to be next to something; abut.
synonyms:
abut, adjoin
similar words:
attach, connect, link
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to connect or juxtapose (two things) end-to-end.
synonyms:
abut, adjoin, connect, link, mate
similar words:
affix, attach, fasten, join
definition 2: to place or connect an end of (a board or the like).
similar words:
attach, connect