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caricature

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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caricaturecar‧i‧ca‧ture1 /ˈkærɪkətʃʊə $ -tʃʊr/ noun  1 [countable]AVPICTURE a funny drawing of someone that makes them look sillycaricature of caricatures of politicians2 [countable]AL a description of someone or something that is only partly true and makes them seem sillycaricature of The report presents a caricature of the true situation.3 [uncountable]AV the activity of drawing or writing caricatures
Examples from the Corpus
caricatureThe young man looked like a caricature of a South American polo player.Unfortunately, popular folklore eventually romanticized the leader and his tribe, reducing them almost to comic book caricatures.Unfortunately, now four years later our original leader has become a cartoon caricature.Klein began his career by drawing caricatures of local politicians in the paper.Their personalities are easily exaggerated, their foibles ripe for caricature or psychotherapy.Politicians are used to having caricatures of themselves printed in newspapers.It's a sort of caricature of a machine.We had our caricatures drawn by a street artist while we were on vacation in Turkey.Now she added quick caricatures and portraits to her entertainments at Hunnewell parties.The caricature is crude, but recognisable.Yet all these caricatures are historically misplaced.But whereas caricature depends on paring down character to exaggerated essentials, acting conveys shades, nuances and inconsistencies.
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caricaturecaricature2 verb [transitive]  AVDESCRIBEto draw or describe someone or something in a way that makes them seem sillycaricature somebody/something as something Scientists are often caricatured as absent-minded professors.
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Examples from the Corpus
caricatureMany celebrity customers have been caricatured and hung on the restaurant's walls.As such its history can be caricatured as having had three stages.And we allowed ourselves to be caricatured by our opponents.Economic gurus tend to think of themselves as hard scientists, while caricaturing educators as limp, at best.It is less understandable when the union is caricatured in more seriously researched publications.And even if there is a deal, Mr Clinton will try to caricature Republican reforms as monsters from the deep.
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Verb table
caricature
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycaricature
he, she, itcaricatures
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycaricatured
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave caricatured
he, she, ithas caricatured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad caricatured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill caricature
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have caricatured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam caricaturing
he, she, itis caricaturing
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you, we, theyare caricaturing
Past
I, he, she, itwas caricaturing
you, we, theywere caricaturing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been caricaturing
he, she, ithas been caricaturing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been caricaturing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be caricaturing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been caricaturing
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