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English noun: fox

1. fox (animal) alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs

Broader (hypernym)canid, canine

Narrower (hyponym)Alopex lagopus, Arctic fox, gray fox, grey fox, kit fox, kit fox, prairie fox, red fox, red fox, Reynard, Urocyon cinereoargenteus, vixen, Vulpes fulva, Vulpes macrotis, Vulpes velox, Vulpes vulpes, white fox

2. fox (person) a shifty deceptive person

Synonymsdodger, slyboots

Broader (hypernym)beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster

3. fox (substance) the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox

Broader (hypernym)fur, pelt

4. Fox (person) English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806)

SynonymsCharles James Fox

Instance hypernymnational leader, solon, statesman

5. Fox (person) English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691)

SynonymsGeorge Fox

Instance hypernymreligious person

6. Fox (person) a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River

Broader (hypernym)Algonquian, Algonquin

7. Fox (communication) the Algonquian language of the Fox

Broader (hypernym)Algonquian, Algonquian language, Algonquin

English verb: fox

1. fox (social) deceive somebody

SamplesWe tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week.

Synonymsflim-flam, fob, play a joke on, play a trick on, play tricks, pull a fast one on, trick

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

Narrower (hyponym)snooker

2. fox (cognition) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

SamplesThese questions confuse even the experts.
This question completely threw me.
This question befuddled even the teacher.

Synonymsbedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fuddle, throw

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, demoralize, disorient, disorientate, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

Verb groupconfuse, disconcert, flurry, put off

3. fox (change) become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)spot

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