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English noun: fag

1. fag (person) offensive term for an openly homosexual man

Synonymsfaggot, fagot, fairy, nance, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen, queer

Broader (hypernym)gay man, shirtlifter

Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement

2. fag (artifact) finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

Synonymsbutt, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail

Broader (hypernym)roll of tobacco, smoke

Narrower (hyponym)cubeb, cubeb cigarette, filter-tipped cigarette, joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff, stick

Part holonymcigarette butt

English verb: fag

1. fag (social) act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)assist, attend, attend to, serve, wait on

2. fag (social) work hard

SamplesShe was digging away at her math homework.
Lexicographers drudge all day long.

Synonymsdig, drudge, grind, labor, labour, moil, toil, travail

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)do work, work

3. fag (body) exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

SamplesWe wore ourselves out on this hike.

Synonymsfag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)indispose

Narrower (hyponym)beat, exhaust, overfatigue, overtire, overweary, tucker, tucker out, wash up

Causefatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary

Antonymsrefreshen, freshen, refresh

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