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English noun: turtle

1. turtle (artifact) a sweater or jersey with a high close-fitting collar


Synonymspolo-neck, turtleneck


Broader (hypernym)jersey, jumper, sweater, T-shirt, tee shirt


Part holonympolo-neck collar, turtleneck collar

2. turtle (animal) any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming


Broader (hypernym)chelonian, chelonian reptile


Narrower (hyponym)box tortoise, box turtle, Chrysemys picta, cooter, marine turtle, mud turtle, painted terrapin, painted tortoise, painted turtle, pancake turtle, Pseudemys concinna, Pseudemys rubriventris, Pseudemys scripta, red-bellied terrapin, red-bellied turtle, redbelly, river cooter, sea turtle, slider, snapping turtle, soft-shelled turtle, terrapin, tortoise, yellow-bellied terrapin


Part holonymcarapace, cuticle, plastron, shell, shield


English verb: turtle

1. turtle (motion) overturn accidentally


SamplesDon't rock the boat or it will capsize!.


Synonymscapsize, turn turtle


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over

2. turtle (competition) hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunt down, run, track down









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