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English noun: cub

1. cub (person) an awkward and inexperienced youth

Synonymsgreenhorn, rookie

Broader (hypernym)beginner, initiate, novice, tiro, tyro

2. cub (person) a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)

Synonymslad, laddie, sonny, sonny boy

Broader (hypernym)boy, male child

3. cub (animal) the young of certain carnivorous mammals such as the bear or wolf or lion

Synonymsyoung carnivore

Broader (hypernym)young mammal

Narrower (hyponym)bear cub, lion cub, tiger cub

English verb: cub

1. cub (body) give birth to cubs

SamplesBears cub every year.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have

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