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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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