Meaning of “shrew” in the English Dictionary

"shrew" in British English

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shrewnoun [ C ]

uk /ʃruː/ us /ʃruː/

shrew noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)

an animal like a small mouse but with a longer pointed nose and small eyes

adjective uk /ˈʃruː.ɪʃ/ us /ˈʃruː.ɪʃ/ disapproving

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