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fuzz 1

 (fŭz)
n.
A mass or coating of fine, light fibers, hairs, or particles; down: the fuzz on a peach.
v. fuzzed, fuzz·ing, fuzz·es
v.tr.
1. To cover with fine, light fibers, hairs, or particles.
2. To make blurred or indistinct: fuzzing the difference between the two candidates; worked quickly to fuzz up the details of the scandal.
v.intr.
To become blurred or obscure.

[Perhaps back-formation from fuzzy.]

fuzz 2

 (fŭz)
n. Slang
The police.

[Origin unknown.]
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fuzz

(fʌz)
n
1. a mass or covering of fine or curly hairs, fibres, etc
2. a blur
vb
3. to make or become fuzzy
4. to make or become indistinct; blur
[C17: perhaps from Low German fussig loose]

fuzz

(fʌz)
n
(Law) a slang word for police, policeman
[C20: of uncertain origin]
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fuzz1

(fʌz)

n.
1. loose, light, fibrous, or fluffy matter.
2. a mass or coating of such matter: the fuzz on a peach.
v.t., v.i.
3. to make or become fuzzy; make or become less clear, understandable, etc. (often fol. by up).
[1595–1605]

fuzz2

(fʌz)

n., pl. fuzz, fuzz•es for 2. Slang.
1. the police.
2. a police officer or detective.
[1925–30, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
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Fuzz

 a mass of light, fine fluffy particles; U. S. Slang, the police collectively.
Examples: fuzz of hair, 1720; of paper-lace, 1881.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

fuzz


Past participle: fuzzed
Gerund: fuzzing

Imperative
fuzz
fuzz
Present
I fuzz
you fuzz
he/she/it fuzzes
we fuzz
you fuzz
they fuzz
Preterite
I fuzzed
you fuzzed
he/she/it fuzzed
we fuzzed
you fuzzed
they fuzzed
Present Continuous
I am fuzzing
you are fuzzing
he/she/it is fuzzing
we are fuzzing
you are fuzzing
they are fuzzing
Present Perfect
I have fuzzed
you have fuzzed
he/she/it has fuzzed
we have fuzzed
you have fuzzed
they have fuzzed
Past Continuous
I was fuzzing
you were fuzzing
he/she/it was fuzzing
we were fuzzing
you were fuzzing
they were fuzzing
Past Perfect
I had fuzzed
you had fuzzed
he/she/it had fuzzed
we had fuzzed
you had fuzzed
they had fuzzed
Future
I will fuzz
you will fuzz
he/she/it will fuzz
we will fuzz
you will fuzz
they will fuzz
Future Perfect
I will have fuzzed
you will have fuzzed
he/she/it will have fuzzed
we will have fuzzed
you will have fuzzed
they will have fuzzed
Future Continuous
I will be fuzzing
you will be fuzzing
he/she/it will be fuzzing
we will be fuzzing
you will be fuzzing
they will be fuzzing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fuzzing
you have been fuzzing
he/she/it has been fuzzing
we have been fuzzing
you have been fuzzing
they have been fuzzing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fuzzing
you will have been fuzzing
he/she/it will have been fuzzing
we will have been fuzzing
you will have been fuzzing
they will have been fuzzing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fuzzing
you had been fuzzing
he/she/it had been fuzzing
we had been fuzzing
you had been fuzzing
they had been fuzzing
Conditional
I would fuzz
you would fuzz
he/she/it would fuzz
we would fuzz
you would fuzz
they would fuzz
Past Conditional
I would have fuzzed
you would have fuzzed
he/she/it would have fuzzed
we would have fuzzed
you would have fuzzed
they would have fuzzed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuzz - filamentous hairlike growth on a plantfuzz - filamentous hairlike growth on a plant; "peach fuzz"
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
stinging hair - a multicellular hair in plants like the stinging nettle that expels an irritating fluid
beard - a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
2.fuzz - uncomplimentary terms for a policemanfuzz - uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
3.fuzz - a hazy or indistinct representationfuzz - a hazy or indistinct representation; "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz"
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
4.fuzz - the first beard of an adolescent boy
beard, face fungus, whiskers - the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

fuzz

noun fluff, down, hair, pile, fibre, nap, floss, lint He had a baby fuzz round his jaw.
the fuzz (Slang) the police, the law (informal), the police force, the constabulary, the law enforcement agency, the boys in blue (informal), the Old Bill (slang) The fuzz want to question you.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

fuzz

noun
Slang. A member of a law-enforcement agency:
Informal: cop, law.
Slang: bull, copper, flatfoot, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase).
Chiefly British: bobby, constable, peeler.
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Translations
زَغَب
chmýříplst
dun
pihe
loîna, hárdúnn
neryškiaineryškumaspūkuotumas
pūciņapūka
chĺpky
havincecik tüy

fuzz

[fʌz] N
1. (on chin) → vello m; (= fluff) → pelusa f
2. the fuzzla poli, la pasma (Sp) , los tiras (Chile)
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fuzz

[ˈfʌz]
n
(on body, face)duvet m
fuzz npl
the fuzz → les flics
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fuzz

n
(on peach, youth’s chin etc) → Flaum m; (inf, = bushy beard etc) → Gemüse nt (inf); (= frizzy hair)Wuschelkopf m
(inf, = blur, blurred sound) → Unschärfen pl
(dated esp Brit inf: = police) the fuzzdie Bullen pl (sl)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

fuzz

[fʌz] n (frizzy hair) → capelli mpl crespi; (on chin) → peluria
the fuzz (fam) → la polizia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

fuzz

(faz) noun
a mass of soft, light material such as fine light hair etc. The peaches were covered with fuzz.
ˈfuzzy adjective
1. covered with fuzz. fuzzy material.
2. indistinct; blurred; not clear. The television picture was fuzzy.
ˈfuzzily adverb
ˈfuzziness noun
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