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craw·fish

 (krô′fĭsh′)
n. Chiefly Southern & Midland US
Variant of crayfish.
intr.v. craw·fished, craw·fish·ing, craw·fish·es Informal
To withdraw from an undertaking.

crawfish

(ˈkrɔːˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a variant (esp US) of crayfish2

craw•fish

(ˈkrɔˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es, n. v.i.
2. Informal. to back out of a commitment or retreat from a position.
[1615–25; earlier crafish, cravish, cravis < Middle French crevice crayfish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crawfish - tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled brieflycrawfish - tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
Old World crayfish, ecrevisse - small crayfish of Europe and Asia and western North America
American crayfish - common large crayfishes of eastern North America
shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
2.crawfish - small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobstercrawfish - small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
decapod, decapod crustacean - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
Old World crayfish, ecrevisse - small crayfish of Europe and Asia and western North America
American crayfish - common large crayfishes of eastern North America
3.crawfish - large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsterscrawfish - large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
lobster - any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae
genus Palinurus, Palinurus - type genus of the family Palinuridae
crayfish, langouste, rock lobster, spiny lobster - warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
Verb1.crawfish - make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"
draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retreat, withdraw, retire - pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
Translations

crawfish

[ˈkrɔːfɪʃ] n (US) (= crayfish) → écrevisse f
References in classic literature ?
He had asked for crawfish for his breakfast on the following morning; he intended to pass the day in making a small gallows and hang one of the finest of these fish in the middle of his room -- the red color evidently conveying an allusion to the cardinal -- so that he might have the pleasure of hanging Mazarin in effigy without being accused of having hung anything more significant than a crawfish.
When everything was ready, the gallows hung in the middle of the room, the loop made, and when the duke had cast a glance upon the plate of crawfish, in order to select the finest specimen among them, he looked around for his piece of glass; it had disappeared.
La Ramee knelt down and made a hole in the floor; meanwhile the duke hung the crawfish up by a thread.
He approached La Ramee and showing him the crawfish hung up by the thread:
He was going to throw the crawfish out also, when Grimaud snatched it from his hands.
He soon returned, greatly improved in appearance; but so rubicund, that I couldn't help thinking his face had this in common with the lobsters, crabs, and crawfish, - that it went into the hot water very black, and came out very red.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources property manager Ron Ronk reported hearing Crawfish Frogs calling from a private wetland complex north of Dugger every year from 2004-2008 (Ronk, pers.
Crawfish are a beloved Southern nibble--whether in a pie or simply boiled fresh with fiery seasonings and eaten by hand.
ABSTRACT The effect of a redistribution of the majority of total trap harvest days (69) during April through October on yield of red swamp crawfish Procambarus clarkii cultured in earthen ponds without planted forage was evaluated in northeast Mississippi, USA (Latitude 33.
CRAWFISH BOIL 4 cups sail, divided 40 to 45 pounds live crawfish, divided 5 (3-ounce) bags crab boil 2 (12-ounce) cans beer 12 heads garlic, peeled, quartered, and divided 10 onions, peeled, quartered, and divided 3 pounds new potatoes, skin on, scrubbed, and divided 12 ears corn, halved and divided 12 lemons, halved and divided Fill ice chest with water and 2 cups salt, stir, and add crawfish.
Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean is hard to neatly categorize: at once a food discussion of the crawfish and a cultural history survey of its importance and presence in Louisiana culture, it straddles the line to best be described as a culinary history, and includes a few local recipes such as Jambalaya, Crawfish Stew-Fey, and more.
How many of your favorite cranks bear crawfish colors?