a person who preys greedily on others, as by cheating or usury.
Informal. a person who has unusual ability in a particular field.
verb (used with object)
Archaic. to obtain by trickery or fraud; steal.
verb (used without object)
Archaic. to live by shifts and stratagems.
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
a person who preys on or victimizes others, esp by swindling or extortion
(archaic) to obtain (something) by cheating or deception
noun 1. any of a group of elongate elasmobranch, mostly marine fishes, certain species of which are large, voracious, and sometimes dangerous to humans. Idioms 2. jump the shark, Informal. to begin a decline in quality, popularity, relevance, etc., after reaching a peak: Some TV shows have jumped the shark once a popular cast member […]
- Shark net
noun (mainly Austral) 1. a net for catching sharks 2. a long piece of netting strung across a bay, inlet, etc, to exclude sharks
- Shark patrol
noun 1. (mainly Austral) a watch for sharks kept by an aircraft flying over beaches used by swimmers
noun 1. any tactic used by a corporation to prevent a takeover by a corporate raider.