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English noun: dike

1. dike (person) (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine


Synonymsbutch, dyke


Broader (hypernym)gay woman, lesbian, tribade


Domain usageargot, cant, depreciation, derogation, disparagement, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

2. dike (artifact) a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea


Synonymsdam, dyke


Broader (hypernym)barrier


Narrower (hyponym)milldam, weir


Instance hyponymAswan High Dam, Glen Canyon Dam, High Dam, Hoover Dam


English verb: dike

1. dike (contact) enclose with a dike


SamplesDike the land to protect it from water.


Synonymsdyke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close in, enclose, inclose, shut in









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