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wolf

noun uk   /wʊlf/ ( plural wolves) us  

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.

wolf

verb [T] uk   /wʊlf/ informal us  
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 Korean 늑대…
in Arabic ذِئب…
in French loup, louve…
in Turkish kurt…
in Italian lupo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 狼…
in Russian волк…
in Polish wilk…
in Spanish lobo…
in Portuguese lobo…
in German der Wolf…
in Catalan llop…
in Japanese オオカミ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 狼…
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