Fox - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɑːks|  American pronunciation of the word fox
Brit.  |fɒks|  British pronunciation of the word fox

noun

- alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
- a shifty deceptive person (syn: dodger, slyboots)
- the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox
- English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806)
- English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691)
- a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River
- the Algonquian language of the Fox

verb

- deceive somebody (syn: flim-flam, fob, trick)
- be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly (syn: bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fuddle, throw)
- become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots

Examples

He's a wily old fox.

...she's a real fox—smart, sassy, and sexy...

They foxed me into telling the secret.

The problem had us foxed!

A fox yelps.

He was a sly old fox.

We were foxed by the problem.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: fox
he/she/it: foxes
present participle: foxing
past tense: foxed
past participle: foxed
noun
singular: fox
plural: foxes
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