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English noun: chicane

1. chicane (group) a bridge hand that is void of trumps

Broader (hypernym)bridge hand

2. chicane (artifact) a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file

Broader (hypernym)movable barrier

3. chicane (act) the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

Synonymschicanery, guile, shenanigan, trickery, wile

Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation

Narrower (hyponym)dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, jugglery, put-on

English verb: chicane

1. chicane (competition) defeat someone through trickery or deceit

Synonymscheat, chouse, jockey, screw, shaft

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

2. chicane (communication) raise trivial objections

Synonymscarp, cavil

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

Broader (hypernym)object

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