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English noun: guy

1. guy (person) an informal term for a youth or man

SamplesA nice guy.
The guy's only doing it for some doll.

Synonymsbozo, cat, hombre

Broader (hypernym)adult male, man

Narrower (hyponym)sod

2. Guy (artifact) an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

Broader (hypernym)effigy, image, simulacrum

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

3. guy (artifact) a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent)

Synonymsguy cable, guy rope, guy wire

Broader (hypernym)brace, bracing

Part meronymcollapsible shelter, tent

English verb: guy

1. guy (communication) subject to laughter or ridicule

SamplesThe satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house.
The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher.
His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday.

Synonymsblackguard, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, rib, ridicule, roast

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

Broader (hypernym)bemock, mock

Narrower (hyponym)debunk, expose, lampoon, satirise, satirize, stultify, tease

2. guy (change) steady or support with a guy wire or cable

SamplesThe Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)brace, stabilise, stabilize, steady

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