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shrimp

 (shrĭmp)
n. pl. shrimp or shrimps
1.
a. Any of various small, chiefly marine, often edible decapod crustaceans that have a laterally compressed, elongated body with long antennae and long legs used for swimming. The shrimps include species belonging to the superfamily Penaeoidea of the suborder Dendrobranchiata and to the infraorder Caridea of the suborder Pleocyemata.
b. The flesh of one of these crustaceans, used as food.
2. Any of various similar crustaceans, such as a fairy shrimp.
3. Derogatory Slang A person who is small in stature.
intr.v. shrimped, shrimp·ing, shrimps
To fish for shrimp.

[Middle English shrimpe, possibly of Low German origin.]

shrimp′er n.

shrimp

(ʃrɪmp)
n
1. (Animals) any of various chiefly marine decapod crustaceans of the genus Crangon and related genera, having a slender flattened body with a long tail and a single pair of pincers
2. (Animals) any of various similar but unrelated crustaceans, such as the opossum shrimp and mantis shrimp
3. (Animals) Also called: freshwater shrimp any of various freshwater shrimplike amphipod crustaceans of the genus Gammarus, esp G. pulex
4. (Animals) Also called: sand shrimp any of various shrimplike amphipod crustaceans of the genus Gammarus, esp G. locusta. See also opossum shrimp
5. informal a diminutive person, esp a child
vb
(Fishing) (intr) to fish for shrimps
[C14: probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German schrempen to shrink; see scrimp, crimp]
ˈshrimper n

shrimp

(ʃrɪmp)

n., pl. shrimps, (esp. collectively) shrimp for 1, n.
1. any of various small, long-tailed, chiefly marine decapod crustaceans of the suborder Natantia, certain species of which are used as food.
2. a diminutive or insignificant person.
v.i.
3. to fish for shrimps.
[1300–50; Middle English shrimpe; akin to Middle Low German schrimpen to wrinkle]
shrimp′y, adj. shrimp•i•er, shrimp•i•est.

shrimp


Past participle: shrimped
Gerund: shrimping

Imperative
shrimp
shrimp
Present
I shrimp
you shrimp
he/she/it shrimps
we shrimp
you shrimp
they shrimp
Preterite
I shrimped
you shrimped
he/she/it shrimped
we shrimped
you shrimped
they shrimped
Present Continuous
I am shrimping
you are shrimping
he/she/it is shrimping
we are shrimping
you are shrimping
they are shrimping
Present Perfect
I have shrimped
you have shrimped
he/she/it has shrimped
we have shrimped
you have shrimped
they have shrimped
Past Continuous
I was shrimping
you were shrimping
he/she/it was shrimping
we were shrimping
you were shrimping
they were shrimping
Past Perfect
I had shrimped
you had shrimped
he/she/it had shrimped
we had shrimped
you had shrimped
they had shrimped
Future
I will shrimp
you will shrimp
he/she/it will shrimp
we will shrimp
you will shrimp
they will shrimp
Future Perfect
I will have shrimped
you will have shrimped
he/she/it will have shrimped
we will have shrimped
you will have shrimped
they will have shrimped
Future Continuous
I will be shrimping
you will be shrimping
he/she/it will be shrimping
we will be shrimping
you will be shrimping
they will be shrimping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shrimping
you have been shrimping
he/she/it has been shrimping
we have been shrimping
you have been shrimping
they have been shrimping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shrimping
you will have been shrimping
he/she/it will have been shrimping
we will have been shrimping
you will have been shrimping
they will have been shrimping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shrimping
you had been shrimping
he/she/it had been shrimping
we had been shrimping
you had been shrimping
they had been shrimping
Conditional
I would shrimp
you would shrimp
he/she/it would shrimp
we would shrimp
you would shrimp
they would shrimp
Past Conditional
I would have shrimped
you would have shrimped
he/she/it would have shrimped
we would have shrimped
you would have shrimped
they would have shrimped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shrimp - disparaging terms for small peopleshrimp - disparaging terms for small people  
small person - a person of below average size
2.shrimp - any of various edible decapod crustaceansshrimp - any of various edible decapod crustaceans
shrimp - small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
shrimp cocktail - a cocktail of cold cooked shrimp and a sauce
seafood - edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
river prawn - large Australian prawn
3.shrimp - small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
decapod, decapod crustacean - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
pistol shrimp, snapping shrimp - small shrimp that makes a snapping noise with one of their enlarged chelae
pleopod, swimmeret - one of the paired abdominal appendages of certain aquatic crustaceans that function primarily for carrying the eggs in females and are usually adapted for swimming
prawn, shrimp - any of various edible decapod crustaceans
Verb1.shrimp - fish for shrimp
fish - catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends"

shrimp

noun
Slang. A totally insignificant person:
Informal: pip-squeak, zero.
Slang: zilch.
Translations
إرْبيان، قُرَيْدِسجمبريجَمْبَرِيروبيانقَزَم: كَلِمَة تُقال اسْتِصْغارا
garnátkrevetaprcek
rejegnom
katkarapu
koziceškamp
udang
rækjatrítill, stubbur
クルマエビ小エビ
새우참새우
garneleknēvelisknislis
crevete
krpec
kozicaškamp
räka
กุ้ง
con tômtôm

shrimp

[ʃrɪmp]
A. N
1. (Zool) → camarón m
2. (fig) → enano/a m/f
B. VI to go shrimpingpescar camarones
C. CPD shrimp cocktail Ncóctel m de camarones
shrimp sauce Nsalsa f de camarones

shrimp

[ˈʃrɪmp] ncrevette f griseshrimp cocktail n (US)cocktail m de crevettes

shrimp

nGarnele f, → Krevette f; that shrimp of a childder kleine Steppke (inf)
vi to go shrimpingauf Krevetten- or Garnelenfang gehen; shrimping netReuse f (für den Garnelenfang)

shrimp

[ʃrɪmp] n (Zool) → gamberetto (fig) (child) → scricciolo

shrimp

(ʃrimp) noun
1. a kind of small long-tailed shellfish.
2. an unkind word for a small person.

shrimp

جَمْبَرِي garnát, kreveta reje Garnele γαρίδα camarón, gamba katkarapu crevette kozice, škamp gamberetto, gambero クルマエビ, 小エビ 새우, 참새우 garnaal (liten) reke, (stor) reke krewetka camarão креветка räka กุ้ง karides, ufak karides con tôm

shrimp

n camarón m
References in classic literature ?
Soles and eels, of course,' the Gryphon replied rather impatiently: `any shrimp could have told you that.
Butteridge's conception of an adequate equipment for a balloon ascent: a hamper which included a game pie, a Roman pie, a cold fowl, tomatoes, lettuce, ham sandwiches, shrimp sandwiches, a large cake, knives and forks and paper plates, self-heating tins of coffee and cocoa, bread, butter, and marmalade, several carefully packed bottles of champagne, bottles of Perrier water, and a big jar of water for washing, a portfolio, maps, and a compass, a rucksack containing a number of conveniences, including curling-tongs and hair-pins,, a cap with ear-flaps, and so forth.
I could not understand six thousand natives putting up with that withered shrimp of a tyrant.
It is the habit of the shrimp to crawl along the bottom in vast armies till it reaches fresh water, when it turns about and crawls back again to the salt.
He was a little scholastic shrimp without a drop of red blood in his body.
It won't be expensive, you know,' said the collector, highly anxious to prevent any misunderstanding on this point; 'just muffins and coffee, with perhaps a shrimp or something of that sort for a relish, you know.
depreciate, the delicate fat Milton oyster, the plaice sound and firm, the flounder as much alive as when in the water, the shrimp as big as a prawn, the fine cod alive but a few hours ago, or any other of the various treasures which those water-deities who fish the sea and rivers have committed to the care of the nymphs, the angry Naiades lift up their immortal voices, and the prophane wretch is struck deaf for his impiety.
An' them without the blood of a shrimp in their bodies.
When my poor husband, her dear father, was alive, if he had ever venture'd a cross word to me, I'd have--' The good old lady did not finish the sentence, but she twisted off the head of a shrimp with a vindictiveness which seemed to imply that the action was in some degree a substitute for words.
Only Beaudelet remained behind, tinkering at his boat, and Mariequita walked away with her basket of shrimps, casting a look of childish ill humor and reproach at Robert from the corner of her eye.
Fourpence in Rothschild's pocket is safer than fourpence in the pocket of that woman who is crying stale shrimps in Skeldergate at this moment.
Peggotty, to relieve it, took two prodigious lobsters, and an enormous crab, and a large canvas bag of shrimps, out of his pockets, and piled them up in Ham's arms.