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English noun: goose

1. goose (animal) web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks

Broader (hypernym)anseriform bird

Narrower (hyponym)Anser anser, Anser cygnoides, barnacle, barnacle goose, blue goose, brant, brant goose, Branta canadensis, Branta leucopsis, brent, brent goose, Canada goose, Canadian goose, Chen caerulescens, Chinese goose, gander, gosling, graylag, graylag goose, greylag, greylag goose, honker

Part holonymgoose, goose down

Member meronymAnatidae, family Anatidae, gaggle

2. goose (person) a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

Synonymsbozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goofball, jackass, twat, zany

Broader (hypernym)fool, muggins, sap, saphead, tomfool

3. goose (food) flesh of a goose (domestic or wild)

Broader (hypernym)poultry

Part meronymgoose

English verb: goose

1. goose (contact) pinch in the buttocks

SamplesHe goosed the unsuspecting girl.

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

Broader (hypernym)nip, pinch, squeeze, tweet, twinge, twitch

2. goose (contact) prod into action

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)egg on, incite, prod

3. goose (contact) give a spurt of fuel to

SamplesGoose the car.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pump

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