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English noun: shark

1. shark (animal) any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales


Broader (hypernym)elasmobranch, selachian


Narrower (hyponym)Alopius vulpinus, angel shark, angelfish, Carcharias taurus, carpet shark, cat shark, cow shark, dogfish, fox shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum, hammerhead, hammerhead shark, Hexanchus griseus, mackerel shark, monkfish, nurse shark, Odontaspis taurus, Orectolobus barbatus, requiem shark, Rhincodon typus, sand shark, sand tiger, six-gilled shark, Squatina squatina, thrasher, thresher, thresher shark, whale shark

2. shark (person) a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest


Broader (hypernym)offender, wrongdoer


Narrower (hyponym)loan shark, moneylender, shylock, usurer

3. shark (person) a person who is unusually skilled in certain ways


SamplesA card shark.


Broader (hypernym)expert


English verb: shark

1. shark (social) play the shark; act with trickery


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel

2. shark (competition) hunt shark


ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and shark


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


Broader (hypernym)fish









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