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"fox" in British English

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foxnoun

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 fur
[U] the skin of this animal used to make coats and hats

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  • fox noun (CLEVER PERSON)

[C usually singular] someone who is clever and good at deceiving people: He's a cunning/sly/wily old fox.
  • fox noun (WOMAN)

[C] US informal a sexually attractive woman

foxverb [T]

uk   /fɒks/  us   /fɑːks/ UK
(Definition of fox from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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foxnoun [C/U]

 us   /fɑks/
a wild mammal belonging to the dog family which has a pointed face and ears, a wide furry tail, and often red-brown fur, or the fur of this animal: [C] A fox who had smelled the chickens came out of the woods into the yard.
(Definition of fox from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fox”
in Korean 여우…
in Arabic ثَعْلَب…
in Malaysian rubah…
in French renard…
in Russian лиса…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 狐,狐狸, 狐狸皮…
in Italian volpe…
in Turkish tilki…
in Polish lis…
in Spanish zorro, dejar perplejo, desconcertar…
in Vietnamese cáo…
in Portuguese raposa…
in Thai สุนัขจิ้งจอก…
in German der Fuchs…
in Catalan guineu…
in Japanese キツネ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 狐,狐狸, 狐狸皮…
in Indonesian rubah…
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