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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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