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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

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

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