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shark

 (shärk)
n.
1. Any of numerous cartilaginous fishes of the subclass Elasmobranchii that are chiefly carnivorous and marine. Sharks have a streamlined torpedolike body, five to seven gill openings on each side of the head, a large oil-filled liver, and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales.
2. Informal A person, such as a loan shark, who takes advantage of the misfortune of others for personal gain.
3. Informal A person unusually skilled in a particular activity: a card shark.
v. sharked, shark·ing, sharks
v.tr. Archaic
To obtain by deceitful or underhand means.
v.intr.
To take advantage of others for personal gain, especially by fraud and trickery.

[Origin unknown.]

shark

(ʃɑːk)
n
(Animals) any of various usually ferocious selachian fishes, typically marine with a long body, two dorsal fins, rows of sharp teeth, and between five and seven gill slits on each side of the head
[C16: of uncertain origin]
ˈsharkˌlike adj

shark

(ʃɑːk)
n
a person who preys on or victimizes others, esp by swindling or extortion
vb
archaic to obtain (something) by cheating or deception
[C18: probably from German Schurke rogue; perhaps also influenced by shark1]

shark1

(ʃɑrk)

n.
any of various predatory cartilaginous fishes of the order Selachii, having a rough scaleless skin, a wide mouth on the underside of the head, and five to seven gill slits on each side: some attack humans.
[1560–70; orig. uncertain]
shark′like`, adj.

shark2

(ʃɑrk)

n.
1. a person who preys greedily on others, as by cheating or usury.
2. Informal. a person who has unusual ability in a particular field.
v.t.
3. Archaic. to obtain by trickery or fraud; steal.
[1590–1600; < dial. German Schork, variant of Schurke rascal]

shark


Past participle: sharked
Gerund: sharking

Imperative
shark
shark
Present
I shark
you shark
he/she/it sharks
we shark
you shark
they shark
Preterite
I sharked
you sharked
he/she/it sharked
we sharked
you sharked
they sharked
Present Continuous
I am sharking
you are sharking
he/she/it is sharking
we are sharking
you are sharking
they are sharking
Present Perfect
I have sharked
you have sharked
he/she/it has sharked
we have sharked
you have sharked
they have sharked
Past Continuous
I was sharking
you were sharking
he/she/it was sharking
we were sharking
you were sharking
they were sharking
Past Perfect
I had sharked
you had sharked
he/she/it had sharked
we had sharked
you had sharked
they had sharked
Future
I will shark
you will shark
he/she/it will shark
we will shark
you will shark
they will shark
Future Perfect
I will have sharked
you will have sharked
he/she/it will have sharked
we will have sharked
you will have sharked
they will have sharked
Future Continuous
I will be sharking
you will be sharking
he/she/it will be sharking
we will be sharking
you will be sharking
they will be sharking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sharking
you have been sharking
he/she/it has been sharking
we have been sharking
you have been sharking
they have been sharking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sharking
you will have been sharking
he/she/it will have been sharking
we will have been sharking
you will have been sharking
they will have been sharking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sharking
you had been sharking
he/she/it had been sharking
we had been sharking
you had been sharking
they had been sharking
Conditional
I would shark
you would shark
he/she/it would shark
we would shark
you would shark
they would shark
Past Conditional
I would have sharked
you would have sharked
he/she/it would have sharked
we would have sharked
you would have sharked
they would have sharked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scalesshark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
elasmobranch, selachian - any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates
cow shark, Hexanchus griseus, six-gilled shark - large primitive shark widely distributed in warm seas
mackerel shark - fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks
Alopius vulpinus, fox shark, thresher shark, thresher, thrasher - large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed
carpet shark, Orectolobus barbatus - shark of the western Pacific with flattened body and mottled skin
Ginglymostoma cirratum, nurse shark - small bottom-dwelling shark of warm shallow waters on both coasts of North America and South America and from southeast Asia to Australia
Carcharias taurus, Odontaspis taurus, sand shark, sand tiger - shallow-water shark with sharp jagged teeth found on both sides of Atlantic; sometimes dangerous to swimmers
Rhincodon typus, whale shark - large spotted shark of warm surface waters worldwide; resembles a whale and feeds chiefly on plankton
cat shark - small bottom-dwelling sharks with cat-like eyes; found along continental slopes
requiem shark - any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
dogfish - any of several small sharks
hammerhead shark, hammerhead - medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous
angel shark, Squatina squatina, angelfish, monkfish - sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
2.shark - a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
loan shark, moneylender, shylock, usurer - someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
3.shark - a person who is unusually skilled in certain ways; "a card shark"
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
Verb1.shark - play the shark; act with trickery
chisel, cheat - engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
2.shark - hunt shark
fish - catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends"

shark

Sharks

angel shark, angelfish, or monkfish, basking shark or sailfish, blue pointer, carpet shark, cow shark or six-gilled shark, dogfish, gummy, hammerhead, mako, nursehound, nurse shark, porbeagle or mackerel shark, requiem shark, shovelhead, soupfin or soupfin shark, thrasher or thresher shark, tiger shark, tope, whale shark
Translations
سَمَك القِرْشقِرْش
акула
tauró
žralok
haj
ŝarko
hai
کوسه
hai
शार्क मछली
morski pas
cápa
hiu
háfiskurhákarl
サメ
상어
rykliairyklys
haizivs
സ്രാവ്
rechin
žralokžralokovidné
morski pes
ajkulaајкула
haj
papa
ฉลาม
köpek balığıköpekbalığı
акула
cá mậpcá nhám

shark

[ʃɑːk] N
1. (= fish) → tiburón m
2. (= swindler) → estafador(a) m/f

shark

[ˈʃɑːrk]
n
(= fish) → requin m
(= swindler) → requin m
modif [attack] → par des requinsshark-infested [ˌʃɑːrkɪnˈfɛstɪd] adjinfesté(e) de requins

shark

n
Hai(fisch) m
(inf: = swindler) → Schlitzohr nt (inf); loan/property sharkKredit-/Grundstückshai m (inf)

shark

[ʃɑːk] n (fish) → squalo, pescecane m (fam) (swindler) → pirata m; (a successful and rich one) → pescecane m

shark

(ʃaːk) noun
a type of large, fierce, flesh-eating fish.

shark

قِرْش žralok haj Hai καρχαρίας tiburón hai requin morski pas squalo サメ 상어 haai hai rekin tubarão акула haj ฉลาม köpek balığı cá mập 鲨鱼

shark

n tiburón m
References in periodicals archive ?
The majority of bycatch was made up of the Selachimorpha (of 94% of all bycatch groups) group (Table 1).
Within the Selachimorpha group, Atlantic sharpnose, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae; tiger, Galeocerdo cuvier; blacktip; sandbar, and blacknose, Carcharhinus acronotus, sharks represented the most commonly caught bycatch species (Table 1).
Multiple comparison tests found significantly more bycatch were caught in 2006 compared to 2002 and 2005 for Selachimorpha and Invertebrata, respectively, and in 2005 compared to 2003 for Serranidae (Table 2).