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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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