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cro·quet

 (krō-kā′)
n.
1. An outdoor game in which the players drive traditionally wooden balls through a series of wickets using long-handled mallets.
2. The act of driving away an opponent's croquet ball by hitting one's own ball when the two are in contact.
tr.v. cro·queted (-kād′), cro·quet·ing (-kā′ĭng), cro·quets (-kāz′)
To drive away (an opponent's croquet ball) by hitting one's own ball when the two are in contact.

[French dialectal, hockey stick, from Old North French, shepherd's crook; see crocket.]

croquet

(ˈkrəʊkeɪ; -kɪ)
n
1. (Croquet) a game for two to four players who hit a wooden ball through iron hoops with mallets in order to hit a peg
2. (Croquet) the act of croqueting
vb, -quets (-keɪz; -kɪz) , -queting (-keɪɪŋ; -kɪɪŋ) or -queted (-keɪd; -kɪd)
(Croquet) to drive away (another player's ball) by hitting one's own ball when the two are in contact
[C19: perhaps from French dialect, variant of crochet (little hook)]

cro•quet

(kroʊˈkeɪ)
n.
1. a lawn game played by knocking wooden balls through metal wickets with mallets.
2. the act of driving away an opponent's ball by striking one's own when the two are in contact.
v.t.
3. to drive away (a ball) by a croquet.
[1855–60; < French (dial.): hockey stick, literally, little hook; see crocket]

croquet


Past participle: croqueted
Gerund: croqueting

Imperative
croquet
croquet
Present
I croquet
you croquet
he/she/it croquets
we croquet
you croquet
they croquet
Preterite
I croqueted
you croqueted
he/she/it croqueted
we croqueted
you croqueted
they croqueted
Present Continuous
I am croqueting
you are croqueting
he/she/it is croqueting
we are croqueting
you are croqueting
they are croqueting
Present Perfect
I have croqueted
you have croqueted
he/she/it has croqueted
we have croqueted
you have croqueted
they have croqueted
Past Continuous
I was croqueting
you were croqueting
he/she/it was croqueting
we were croqueting
you were croqueting
they were croqueting
Past Perfect
I had croqueted
you had croqueted
he/she/it had croqueted
we had croqueted
you had croqueted
they had croqueted
Future
I will croquet
you will croquet
he/she/it will croquet
we will croquet
you will croquet
they will croquet
Future Perfect
I will have croqueted
you will have croqueted
he/she/it will have croqueted
we will have croqueted
you will have croqueted
they will have croqueted
Future Continuous
I will be croqueting
you will be croqueting
he/she/it will be croqueting
we will be croqueting
you will be croqueting
they will be croqueting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been croqueting
you have been croqueting
he/she/it has been croqueting
we have been croqueting
you have been croqueting
they have been croqueting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been croqueting
you will have been croqueting
he/she/it will have been croqueting
we will have been croqueting
you will have been croqueting
they will have been croqueting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been croqueting
you had been croqueting
he/she/it had been croqueting
we had been croqueting
you had been croqueting
they had been croqueting
Conditional
I would croquet
you would croquet
he/she/it would croquet
we would croquet
you would croquet
they would croquet
Past Conditional
I would have croqueted
you would have croqueted
he/she/it would have croqueted
we would have croqueted
you would have croqueted
they would have croqueted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.croquet - a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoopscroquet - a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops; the winner is the first to traverse all the hoops and hit a peg
outdoor game - an athletic game that is played outdoors
croquet equipment - sports equipment used in playing croquet
croquet - drive away by hitting with one's ball, "croquet the opponent's ball"
Verb1.croquet - drive away by hitting with one's ball, "croquet the opponent's ball"
croquet - a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops; the winner is the first to traverse all the hoops and hit a peg
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
2.croquet - play a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
Translations
لُعْبـة الكروكي
kroket
kroket
krokatakrokettikrokkaus
krokett
krokket
kroketas
krokets
kroket
kroket

croquet

[ˈkrəʊkeɪ] N (= game) → croquet m

croquet

[ˈkrəʊkeɪ] n (= game) → croquet m

croquet

nKrocket(spiel) nt; croquet lawnKrocketrasen m

croquet

[ˈkrəʊkeɪ] ncroquet m

croquet

(ˈkrəukei) , ((American) krouˈkei) noun
a game in which wooden balls are driven by mallets through a series of hoops stuck in the ground.
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Miss Blanche--taking no notice of her step-mother's reproof, or of her uncle's commentary on it--pointed to a table on which croquet mallets and balls were laid ready, and recalled the attention of the company to the matter in hand.