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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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