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English noun: plank

1. plank (substance) a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes


Broader (hypernym)lumber, timber

Narrower (hyponym)chipboard, deal, hardboard, matchboard, skid, strake, wale

Part holonymknot, knothole

2. plank (communication) an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party

Broader (hypernym)policy

Part meronymplatform, political platform, political program, program

English verb: plank

1. plank (contact) cover with planks

SamplesThe streets were planked.

Synonymsplank over

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

2. plank (contact) set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

SamplesHe planked the money on the table.
He planked himself into the sofa.

Synonymsflump, plonk, plop, plump, plump down, plunk, plunk down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)place down, put down, set down

3. plank (consumption) cook and serve on a plank

SamplesPlanked vegetable.
Planked shad.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)dish, dish out, dish up, serve, serve up

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