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"shark" in British English

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sharknoun [C]

uk   /ʃɑːk/  us   /ʃɑːrk/ (plural shark or sharks)
  • shark noun [C] (FISH)

B1 a ​largefish that has ​sharpteeth and a ​pointedfin on ​its back: a ​greatwhite shark a ​basking shark The ​movie "Jaws" is about a ​man-eating shark.

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(Definition of shark from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shark" in American English

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sharknoun [C]

 us   /ʃɑrk/
a ​type of ​largefish that has ​rows of ​sharpteeth infml A shark is also a ​person who ​cheats other ​people, esp. if they ​seemtrusting: a ​loan shark
(Definition of shark from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shark" in Business English

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sharknoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃɑːk/ informal
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 ​localproperty sharks.
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(Definition of shark from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shark”
in Korean 상어…
in Arabic سَمَك القِرْش…
in Malaysian jerung…
in French requin…
in Russian акула…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚, 鯊魚…
in Italian squalo…
in Turkish köpek balığı…
in Polish rekin…
in Spanish tiburón…
in Vietnamese cá mập…
in Portuguese tubarão…
in Thai ปลาฉลาม…
in German der Hai…
in Catalan tauró…
in Japanese サメ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鱼, 鲨鱼…
in Indonesian hiu…
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