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1shark

noun \ˈshärk\

Definition of SHARK

:  any of numerous mostly marine cartilaginous fishes of medium to large size that have a fusiform body, lateral branchial clefts, and a tough usually dull gray skin roughened by minute tubercles and are typically active predators sometimes dangerous to humans
shark·like \ˈshärk-ˌlīk\ adjective

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Origin of SHARK

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with SHARK

2shark

noun

Definition of SHARK

1
:  a rapacious crafty person who takes advantage of others often through usury, extortion, or devious means <loan sharks>
2
:  one who excels greatly especially in a particular field

Origin of SHARK

probably modification of German Schurke scoundrel
First Known Use: 1599

3shark

verb

Definition of SHARK

transitive verb
1
archaic :  to gather hastily
2
archaic :  to obtain by some irregular means
intransitive verb
1
archaic :  to practice fraud or trickery
2
archaic :  sneak

First Known Use of SHARK

1602
SHARK Defined for Kids

1shark

noun \ˈshärk\

Definition of SHARK for Kids

:  a large usually gray saltwater fish that has sharp teeth and a skeleton of cartilage

2shark

noun

Definition of SHARK for Kids

:  a person who cheats others out of money
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
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