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English noun: skunk

1. skunk (person) a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible


SamplesOnly a rotter would do that.
Kill the rat.
Throw the bum out.
You cowardly little pukes!.
The British call a contemptible person a `git'.


Synonymsbum, crumb, dirty dog, git, lowlife, puke, rat, rotter, scum bag, so-and-so, stinker, stinkpot


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

2. skunk (event) a defeat in a game where one side fails to score


Synonymsshutout


Broader (hypernym)defeat, licking

3. skunk (artifact) street names for marijuana


Synonymsdope, gage, grass, green goddess, locoweed, Mary Jane, pot, sens, sess, smoke, weed


Broader (hypernym)cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana

4. skunk (animal) American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae


Synonymspolecat, wood pussy


Broader (hypernym)mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal


Narrower (hyponym)badger skunk, Conepatus leuconotus, hog-nosed skunk, hognosed skunk, hooded skunk, little spotted skunk, Mephitis macroura, Mephitis mephitis, rooter skunk, Spilogale putorius, spotted skunk, striped skunk


English verb: skunk

1. skunk (competition) defeat by a lurch


Synonymslurch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome


Domain categorycard game, cards









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