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goose

noun uk   /ɡuːs/ (plural geese) us  

goose noun (BIRD)

[C or U] a large water bird similar to a duck but larger, or the meat from this bird Note: The female bird is called a goose and the male bird is called a gander.Ducks, geese and game birds

goose noun (PERSON)

[C] old-fashioned informal a silly personStupid and silly people

goose

verb [T] uk   /ɡuːs/ us  

goose verb [T] (TOUCH)

informal to press or take hold of someone's bottomSexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abduction

goose verb [T] (MAKE ACTIVE)

US informal to encourage or cause something or someone to be more activeEncouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of goose from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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