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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


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


Broader (hypernym)play, turn

Part meronymbridge

Domain categorycard game, cards

English verb: ruff

1. ruff (competition) play a trump


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, move

Narrower (hyponym)crossruff, overtrump

Domain categorycard game, cards

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