Definition of tiger
- aroused the tiger in him
- a tiger for work
- how the tiger of inflation can be tamed
- —J. A. Davenport
He was a tiger on the basketball court.
even the best defense can't keep that tiger from scoring
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: a large, wild cat that has a coat of usually yellow or orange fur and black stripes and that lives in Asia
: a striped cat that lives with people
: a person who is very fierce or aggressive
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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