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Definition 1: American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for skunk in the sense of this definition

(skunk is a kind of ...) fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals

(... is a kind of skunk ) most common and widespread North American skunk

(... is a kind of skunk ) of Mexico and southernmost parts of southwestern United States

(... is a kind of skunk ) large naked-muzzled skunk with white back and tail; of southwestern North America and Mexico

(... is a kind of skunk ) small skunk with a marbled black and white coat; of United States and Mexico

Definition 2: street names for marijuana - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for skunk in the sense of this definition

(skunk is a kind of ...) the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect

Definition 3: a defeat in a game where one side fails to score - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for skunk in the sense of this definition

(skunk is a kind of ...) an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

"it was a narrow defeat" "the army's only defeat" "they suffered a convincing licking"

Definition 4: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible - [noun denoting person]

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

  • only a rotter would do that
  • kill the rat
  • throw the bum out
  • you cowardly little pukes!
  • the British call a contemptible person a `git'

Synonyms for skunk in the sense of this definition

(skunk is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

Definition 5: defeat by a lurch - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for skunk in the sense of this definition

(skunk is a kind of ...) win a victory over

"You must overcome all difficulties" "defeat your enemies" "He overcame his shyness" "He overcame his infirmity" "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

(skunk belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

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