savage

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsævɪdʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsævɪdʒ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(savij)


Inflections of 'savage' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
savages
v 3rd person singular
savaging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
savaged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
savaged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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savage

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a savage [onslaught, war, conflict]
  2. a savage [criminal, killer, murderer, assassin]
  3. a savage [storm, tornado, twister]
  4. the savage [murder, killing] of
  5. a savage [remark, thing to say]
  6. savage [tales, stories, events] (of)
  7. embarked on a savage [course, journey, expedition]
  8. the [family, company, government] was dealt a savage blow (when)
  9. was [killed, attacked, maimed] by a savage [beast, monster, animal]
  10. launched a savage attack on
  11. a savage attack on [democracy, our freedom, the city, the enemy]
  12. was [killed, wounded] in a savage attack
  13. savage criticism of the [movie, book, play, performance, team]
  14. has savage [ways, manners]
  15. of a savage nature
  16. the [atmosphere, crowd] turned savage
  17. looked savage [unshaved, with a beard]
  18. it is considered savage (not) to
v
  1. savaged [him, a child, the toddler]
  2. the [wild animal] savaged his [arm, leg, face]
  3. savaged by the [wild animal, murderer, enemy, dog]
  4. critics savaged [the movie, his play, her performance]
  5. the [play, show, article] was savaged (by critics)
  6. savaged by [critics, viewers, readers, the audience]
  7. the [hurricane, storm, earthquake] savaged the [city, town]
  8. the [city] was savaged by the [hurricane]
n
  1. [violent, uncivilized, mindless, primitive, brutal] savage
  2. acting like a [gang, bunch, group, pack] of savages
  3. [mauled, beaten, attacked, destroyed] by savages
  4. is [described, seen, viewed, stereotyped] as a savage
  5. [wrongly, incorrectly, inaccurately] portrayed as savages
  6. savages and [marauders, thieves, pillagers]
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