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shark

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ʃɑːk/ US  /ʃɑːrk/ (plural shark or sharks) informal disapproving
a dishonest person, especially one who persuades other people to pay too much money for something: People who need a place to live can often find themselves at the mercy of local property sharks.Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
(Definition of shark noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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