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English noun: ruff

1. ruff (body) an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal


Synonymsfrill


Broader (hypernym)external body part

2. ruff (artifact) a high tight collar


Synonymschoker, neck ruff, ruffle


Broader (hypernym)collar, neckband


Narrower (hyponym)fraise

3. ruff (animal) common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season


SynonymsPhilomachus pugnax


Broader (hypernym)sandpiper


Narrower (hyponym)reeve


Member meronymgenus Philomachus, Philomachus

4. ruff (act) (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit


Synonymstrumping


Broader (hypernym)play, turn


Part meronymbridge


Domain categorycard game, cards


English verb: ruff

1. ruff (competition) play a trump


Synonymstrump


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, move


Narrower (hyponym)crossruff, overtrump


Domain categorycard game, cards









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