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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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