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skunk

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a person whose behavior is offensive to others
  • he's nothing but a dirty, rotten skunk

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skunk

verb

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2 to achieve a victory over
  • our football team consistently skunks our traditional rivals Thanksgiving after Thanksgiving

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3 to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • unwilling to let suppliers skunk him, the restaurant owner inspected every shipment before signing off on it

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The first known use of skunk was in 1634

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“Skunk.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/skunk. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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