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foxfox1 /fɒks $ fɑːks/ ●●○ noun  1 fox.jpg [countable]HBA a wild animal like a dog with reddish-brown fur, a pointed face, and a thick tail2 [countable] informalINTELLIGENTTRICK/DECEIVE someone who is clever and good at deceiving people He was a sly old fox.3 [uncountable]DCC the skin and fur of a fox, used to make clothes4 [countable] American English informalSEXY someone who is sexually attractive
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foxShe's such a fox!Also invoked against eye trouble and foxes.Riding to hounds, taking fences and obstacles along a route dictated by the fox is a very skilled activity.The scornful rider gave the fox no chance to get well away.The whole pack raced behind on the scent of the fox.They ran through field after field, with the hounds all the time slowly gaining on the fox.The fox is merely after its dinner.Whereas foxes eat things other than rabbits, cheetahs eat only gazelles.
foxfox2 verb [transitive] British English informal  1 UNDERSTANDto be too difficult for someone to do or understand We were foxed by the problem.2 TRICK/DECEIVEto confuse or deceive someone in a clever way→ See Verb table
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foxHis little puzzle of the speed of light has you completely foxed.The shapes, the foxing of hair.Do we leave out dates to fox her?The guy had never foxed him or double-dealt him.The dire light and dark shadows foxed him.He planned to fox them by flying south and going out the same way he came in.
FoxFox (also Fox Broadcasting Company) trademark  one of the main national television networks in the US. The others include abc, cbs, and nbc. Fox is the newest of the main US television networks, and is part of Rupert murdoch's company, News Corporation.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theyfox
he, she, itfoxes
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfoxed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave foxed
he, she, ithas foxed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad foxed
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fox
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have foxed
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