skunk

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 [ˈskʌŋk]


Inflections of 'skunk' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
skunks
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All usages)
skunk
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Can be used as a collective plural—e.g. "Skunk give off a nasty smell when frightened.")
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skunk

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [stinky, foul-smelling, putrid] skunk
  2. a family of skunks
  3. avoided the skunk
  4. was sprayed by a skunk
  5. the skunk's [bushy tail, striped coat, spray]
  6. idiom: was as drunk as a skunk
  7. idiom: as welcome as a skunk (at the party)
  8. informal: is a skunk for [saying, not paying]
v
  1. they skunked us [49-0, 5-0, easily]
  2. our team was skunked [5-0]
  3. skunk a [bill, hotel, creditor]
  4. the beer has skunked
  5. caused the beer to skunk
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