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wea·sel

 (wē′zəl)
n.
1. Any of various carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela, having a long slender body, a long tail, short legs, and brownish fur that in many species turns white in winter.
2. A person regarded as sneaky or treacherous.
intr.v. wea·seled, wea·sel·ing, wea·sels also wea·selled or wea·sel·ling
To be evasive; equivocate.
Phrasal Verb:
weasel out Informal
To back out of a situation or commitment in a sneaky or cowardly manner.

[Middle English wesele, from Old English wesle.]

weasel

(ˈwiːzəl)
n, pl -sels or -sel
1. (Animals) any of various small predatory musteline mammals of the genus Mustela and related genera, esp M. nivalis (European weasel), having reddish-brown fur, an elongated body and neck, and short legs
2. informal a sly or treacherous person
3. (Automotive Engineering) chiefly US a motor vehicle for use in snow, esp one with caterpillar tracks
[Old English weosule, wesle; related to Old Norse visla, Old High German wisula, Middle Dutch wesel]
ˈweaselly adj

wea•sel

(ˈwi zəl)

n., pl. -sels, (esp. collectively) -sel, n.
1. any small carnivore of the genus Mustela, of the family Mustelidae, having a long, slender body and feeding chiefly on small rodents and birds: includes ferrets, stoats, minks, and ermines.
2. any of various similar carnivores of the family Mustelidae.
3. a cunning, sneaky person.
v.i.
4. to evade an obligation, duty, or the like; renege (often fol. by out).
5. to use weasel words; be ambiguous; mislead.
[before 900; Middle English wesele, Old English wesle, weosule, c. Old High German wisula]
wea′sel•ly, adj.

weasel


Past participle: weaselled
Gerund: weaselling

Imperative
weasel
weasel
Present
I weasel
you weasel
he/she/it weasels
we weasel
you weasel
they weasel
Preterite
I weaselled
you weaselled
he/she/it weaselled
we weaselled
you weaselled
they weaselled
Present Continuous
I am weaselling
you are weaselling
he/she/it is weaselling
we are weaselling
you are weaselling
they are weaselling
Present Perfect
I have weaselled
you have weaselled
he/she/it has weaselled
we have weaselled
you have weaselled
they have weaselled
Past Continuous
I was weaselling
you were weaselling
he/she/it was weaselling
we were weaselling
you were weaselling
they were weaselling
Past Perfect
I had weaselled
you had weaselled
he/she/it had weaselled
we had weaselled
you had weaselled
they had weaselled
Future
I will weasel
you will weasel
he/she/it will weasel
we will weasel
you will weasel
they will weasel
Future Perfect
I will have weaselled
you will have weaselled
he/she/it will have weaselled
we will have weaselled
you will have weaselled
they will have weaselled
Future Continuous
I will be weaselling
you will be weaselling
he/she/it will be weaselling
we will be weaselling
you will be weaselling
they will be weaselling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been weaselling
you have been weaselling
he/she/it has been weaselling
we have been weaselling
you have been weaselling
they have been weaselling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been weaselling
you will have been weaselling
he/she/it will have been weaselling
we will have been weaselling
you will have been weaselling
they will have been weaselling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been weaselling
you had been weaselling
he/she/it had been weaselling
we had been weaselling
you had been weaselling
they had been weaselling
Conditional
I would weasel
you would weasel
he/she/it would weasel
we would weasel
you would weasel
they would weasel
Past Conditional
I would have weaselled
you would have weaselled
he/she/it would have weaselled
we would have weaselled
you would have weaselled
they would have weaselled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weasel - a person who is regarded as treacherous or sneaky
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.weasel - small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neckweasel - small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
genus Mustela, Mustela - type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weasels
Mustela erminea, shorttail weasel, ermine - mustelid of northern hemisphere in its white winter coat
Mustela rixosa, New World least weasel - of Canada and northeastern United States
longtail weasel, long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata - the common American weasel distinguished by large size and black-tipped tail
muishond - southern African weasel

weasel

noun
Related words
adjective musteline
male whittret

weasel

noun
One who behaves in a stealthy, furtive way:
verb
To use evasive or deliberately vague language:
Informal: pussyfoot, waffle.
Translations
اِبْنُ عِرْسسُرْعوب: إبْن عِرْس
lasice
væselbæltekøretøjbrud
vizelo
nirk
lumikkonäätäeläinkärppä
lasica
lánctalpas jármûmenyét
hreysiköttur, vísla
イタチ飯綱
족제비
vikšrinis visureigisžebenkštis
zebieksteapvidus mašina
lasicaratrak
vessla
อีเห็น
gelincigelincik
con chồn

weasel

[ˈwiːzl]
A. N (weasel or weasels (pl))
1. (Zool) → comadreja f
2. (= person) → zorro/a m/f
B. VI to weasel out of sth (= extricate o.s.) → escabullirse de algo
C. CPD weasel words NPLambages mpl, palabras fpl equívocas

weasel

[ˈwiːzəl] nbelette f

weasel

n
Wiesel nt
(inf: = person) → Heimtücker m
vi (esp US inf: = be evasive) → schwafeln (inf)

weasel

[ˈwiːzl] n (Zool) → donnola

weasel

(ˈwiːzl) noun
a type of small flesh-eating animal with a long slender body.

weasel

اِبْنُ عِرْس lasice væsel Wiesel κουνάβι comadreja lumikko belette lasica donnola イタチ 족제비 wezel røyskatt łasica doninha ласка vessla อีเห็น gelincik con chồn 黄鼠狼