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chi·cane

 (shĭ-kān′, chĭ-)
v. chi·caned, chi·can·ing, chi·canes
v.intr.
To resort to tricks or subterfuges; use chicanery.
v.tr.
To trick; deceive.
n.
1. Chicanery.
2. Games A bridge or whist hand without trumps.

[French chicaner, from Old French, to quibble.]

chi·can′er n.

chicane

(ʃɪˈkeɪn)
n
1. (Card Games) a bridge or whist hand without trumps
2. (Motor Racing) motor racing a short section of sharp narrow bends formed by barriers placed on a motor-racing circuit to provide an additional test of driving skill
3. a less common word for chicanery
vb
4. (tr) to deceive or trick by chicanery
5. (tr) to quibble about; cavil over
6. (intr) to use tricks or chicanery
[C17: from French chicaner to quibble, of obscure origin]
chiˈcaner n

chi•cane

(ʃɪˈkeɪn, tʃɪ-)

n., v. -caned, -can•ing. n. v.t.
2. to trick by chicanery.
[1665–75; < French chicane (n.), chicaner (v.), perhaps < Middle Low German schikken to arrange]
chi•can′er, n.

chicane


Past participle: chicaned
Gerund: chicaning

Imperative
chicane
chicane
Present
I chicane
you chicane
he/she/it chicanes
we chicane
you chicane
they chicane
Preterite
I chicaned
you chicaned
he/she/it chicaned
we chicaned
you chicaned
they chicaned
Present Continuous
I am chicaning
you are chicaning
he/she/it is chicaning
we are chicaning
you are chicaning
they are chicaning
Present Perfect
I have chicaned
you have chicaned
he/she/it has chicaned
we have chicaned
you have chicaned
they have chicaned
Past Continuous
I was chicaning
you were chicaning
he/she/it was chicaning
we were chicaning
you were chicaning
they were chicaning
Past Perfect
I had chicaned
you had chicaned
he/she/it had chicaned
we had chicaned
you had chicaned
they had chicaned
Future
I will chicane
you will chicane
he/she/it will chicane
we will chicane
you will chicane
they will chicane
Future Perfect
I will have chicaned
you will have chicaned
he/she/it will have chicaned
we will have chicaned
you will have chicaned
they will have chicaned
Future Continuous
I will be chicaning
you will be chicaning
he/she/it will be chicaning
we will be chicaning
you will be chicaning
they will be chicaning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chicaning
you have been chicaning
he/she/it has been chicaning
we have been chicaning
you have been chicaning
they have been chicaning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chicaning
you will have been chicaning
he/she/it will have been chicaning
we will have been chicaning
you will have been chicaning
they will have been chicaning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chicaning
you had been chicaning
he/she/it had been chicaning
we had been chicaning
you had been chicaning
they had been chicaning
Conditional
I would chicane
you would chicane
he/she/it would chicane
we would chicane
you would chicane
they would chicane
Past Conditional
I would have chicaned
you would have chicaned
he/she/it would have chicaned
we would have chicaned
you would have chicaned
they would have chicaned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chicane - a bridge hand that is void of trumps
bridge hand - the cards held in a game of bridge
2.chicane - a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file
movable barrier - a barrier that can be moved to allow passage
3.chicane - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)chicane - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
dissimulation, deception, dissembling, deceit - the act of deceiving
dupery, hoax, put-on, humbug, fraud, fraudulence - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
jugglery - artful trickery designed to achieve an end; "the senator's tax program was mere jugglery"
Verb1.chicane - defeat someone through trickery or deceit
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
2.chicane - raise trivial objections
object - express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"
Translations

chicane

n (Sport) → Schikane f
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