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Definition 1: any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales - [noun denoting animal]

(shark is a kind of ...) any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates

(... is a kind of shark ) medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous

(... is a kind of shark ) any of several small sharks

(... is a kind of shark ) any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species

(... is a kind of shark ) small bottom-dwelling sharks with cat-like eyes; found along continental slopes

(... is a kind of shark ) large spotted shark of warm surface waters worldwide; resembles a whale and feeds chiefly on plankton

(... is a kind of shark ) shallow-water shark with sharp jagged teeth found on both sides of Atlantic; sometimes dangerous to swimmers

(... is a kind of shark ) small bottom-dwelling shark of warm shallow waters on both coasts of North America and South America and from southeast Asia to Australia

(... is a kind of shark ) shark of the western Pacific with flattened body and mottled skin

(... is a kind of shark ) large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed

(... is a kind of shark ) fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks

(... is a kind of shark ) large primitive shark widely distributed in warm seas

(... is a kind of shark ) sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do

Definition 2: a person who is unusually skilled in certain ways - [noun denoting person]

Samples where shark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a card shark

(shark is a kind of ...) a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

Definition 3: a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest - [noun denoting person]

(shark is a kind of ...) a person who transgresses moral or civil law

(... is a kind of shark ) someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

Definition 4: hunt shark - [verb of competition]

(shark is a kind of ...) catch or try to catch fish or shellfish

"I like to go fishing on weekends"

(shark is a kind of ...) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

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