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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
To obtain by deceitful or underhand means.
To take advantage of others for personal gain, especially by fraud and trickery.
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(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]
a person who preys on or victimizes others, esp by swindling or extortion
archaic to obtain (something) by cheating or deception
[C18: probably from German Schurke rogue; perhaps also influenced by shark1]
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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]
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]
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Past participle: sharked
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|Noun||1.||shark - 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
|2.||shark - a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest|
|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
|Verb||1.||shark - play the shark; act with trickery|
|2.||shark - hunt shark|
fish - catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends"
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Sharksangel 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
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shark[ʃɑːk] n (fish) → squalo, pescecane m (fam) (swindler) → pirata m; (a successful and rich one) → pescecane m
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a type of large, fierce, flesh-eating fish. haai سَمَك القِرْش акула tubarão žralok der Hai haj καρχαρίαςtiburón hai كوسه hai requinכריש शार्क मछली morski pas cápa hiu hákarl squalo さめ 상어 ryklys haizivs jerung haaihairekin شارك، يو ډول داړونكى كب چې نورشيان خوري اوپر انسان هم حمله كوي: درغل، ټګ tubarão rechin акула žralok morski pes ajkula haj ปลาฉลาม köpekbalığı 鯊魚 акула شارک، ایک خونخوار قسم کی مچھلی cá mập 鲨鱼
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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
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sharkn tiburón m
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