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fox

noun 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

fox

verb [T] uk   /fɒks/  us   /fɑːks/

fox verb [T] (CONFUSE)

to confuse someone or be too difficult to be understood by someone: This puzzle has well and truly foxed me!

fox verb [T] (DECEIVE)

to deceive someone in a clever way
Translations of “fox”
in Arabic ثَعْلَب…
in Korean 여우…
in Malaysian rubah…
in French renard…
in Turkish tilki…
in Italian volpe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 狐,狐狸, 狐狸皮…
in Russian лиса…
in Polish lis…
in Vietnamese cáo…
in Spanish zorro…
in Portuguese raposa…
in Thai สุนัขจิ้งจอก…
in German der Fuchs…
in Catalan guineu…
in Japanese キツネ…
in Indonesian rubah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 狐,狐狸, 狐狸皮…
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