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English noun: gull

1. gull (person) a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of


Synonymschump, fall guy, fool, mark, mug, patsy, soft touch, sucker


Broader (hypernym)dupe, victim

2. gull (animal) mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs


Synonymssea gull, seagull


Broader (hypernym)larid


Narrower (hyponym)black-backed gull, blackcap, cob, great black-backed gull, herring gull, ivory gull, kittiwake, Larus argentatus, Larus canus, Larus marinus, Larus ridibundus, laughing gull, mew, mew gull, Pagophila eburnea, pewit, pewit gull, sea mew


English verb: gull

1. gull (social) make a fool or dupe of


Synonymsbefool, fool


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

2. gull (communication) fool or hoax


SamplesThe immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone.
You can't fool me!.


Synonymsbefool, cod, dupe, fool, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)betray, deceive, lead astray


Narrower (hyponym)kid, pull the leg of









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