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English noun: hoodoo

1. hoodoo (shape) (geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock

SamplesA tall sandstone hoodoo.

Broader (hypernym)column, pillar, tower

Domain categorygeology

2. hoodoo (person) a practitioner of voodoo

Broader (hypernym)hoodooism, non-Christian priest, priest, vodoun, voodoo, voodooism

3. hoodoo (artifact) a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

Synonymsfetich, fetish, juju, voodoo

Broader (hypernym)charm, good luck charm

4. hoodoo (artifact) something believed to bring bad luck

Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

English verb: hoodoo

1. hoodoo (stative) bring bad luck; be a source of misfortune

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

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