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fox

noun uk   /fɒks/ us    /fɑːks/

fox noun (ANIMAL)

B2 [C] a wild mammal belonging to the dog family that has a pointed face and ears, a wide tail covered in fur, and often reddish-brown furCanines (dogs) [U] the skin of this animal used to make coats and hatsThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animals

fox noun (CLEVER PERSON)

[C usually singular] someone who is clever and good at deceiving people: He's a cunning/sly/wily old fox.Sly and devious

fox noun (WOMAN)

[C] US informal a sexually attractive womanSexually attractive people

fox

verb [T] uk   /fɒks/ us    /fɑːks/

fox verb [T] (CONFUSE)

to confuse someone or be too difficult to be understood by someone: This puzzle has well and truly foxed me!Puzzle and confuseDifficult to understand

fox verb [T] (DECEIVE)

to deceive someone in a clever wayCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
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