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English noun: tool

1. tool (artifact) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

Broader (hypernym)implement

Narrower (hyponym)abradant, abrader, bender, clincher, comb, cutting implement, drill, eolith, fork, gang, garden tool, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron, hack, hand tool, hoe, jack, Jaws of Life, lawn tool, muller, neolith, paleolith, pestle, plough, plow, pounder, power tool, punch, puncher, rake, ram, rounder, saw set, shaping tool, strickle, style, stylus, swage, tamp, tamper, tamping bar, tap, upset

2. tool (act) the means whereby some act is accomplished

SamplesMy greed was the instrument of my destruction.
Science has given us new tools to fight disease.


Broader (hypernym)agency, means, way

3. tool (person) a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

Synonymscreature, puppet

Broader (hypernym)slave

4. tool (body) obscene terms for penis

Synonymscock, dick, pecker, peter, prick, putz, shaft

Broader (hypernym)member, penis, phallus

Domain usagedirty word, filth, obscenity, smut, vulgarism

English verb: tool

1. tool (motion) drive

SamplesThe convertible tooled down the street.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)drive

Verb groupjoyride, tool, tool around

2. tool (motion) ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it

SamplesWe tooled down the street.

Synonymsjoyride, tool around

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

Broader (hypernym)ride

Verb grouptool

Domain categorydriving

3. tool (possession) furnish with tools

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

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

4. tool (creation) work with a tool

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)process, work, work on

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