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wolfnoun

uk   us   /wʊlf/ (plural wolves)

wolf noun (ANIMAL)

B2 [C] a wild animal of the dog family: Wolves hunt in groups known as packs. We could hear wolves howling in the distance.
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wolf noun (MAN)

[C usually singular] old-fashioned disapproving a man who often tries to have sex with the women he meets: He had the reputation of being a bit of a wolf.

wolfverb [T]

uk   us   /wʊlf/ informal
to eat a large amount of food very quickly: The boys wolfed the sandwiches (down) and then started on the cakes.
Translations of “wolf”
in Arabic ذِئب…
in Korean 늑대…
in Malaysian serigala…
in French loup, louve…
in Turkish kurt…
in Italian lupo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 狼…
in Russian волк…
in Polish wilk…
in Vietnamese chó sói…
in Spanish lobo…
in Portuguese lobo…
in Thai สุนัขป่า…
in German der Wolf…
in Catalan llop…
in Japanese オオカミ…
in Indonesian serigala…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 狼…
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