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wolf

Definitions


[wʊlf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a wild carnivorous mammal which is the largest member of the dog family, living and hunting in packs. It is native to both Eurasia and North America, but is much persecuted and has been widely exterminated.

- used figuratively to refer to a rapacious, ferocious, or voracious person or thing
(e.g: he calls the media ravening wolves)

- a harsh or out-of-tune effect produced when playing particular notes or intervals on a musical instrument, caused either by the instrument's construction or by divergence from equal temperament.


Phrases:
- a wolf in sheep's clothing
- cry wolf
- hold a wolf by the ears
- keep the wolf from the door
- throw someone to the wolves

Origin:
Old English wulf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wolf and German Wolf, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin lupus and Greek lukos. The verb dates from the mid 19th century


[wʊlf], (Verb)

Definitions:
- devour (food) greedily
(e.g: he wolfed down his breakfast)


Phrases:
- a wolf in sheep's clothing
- cry wolf
- hold a wolf by the ears
- keep the wolf from the door
- throw someone to the wolves

Origin:




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