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monkey

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
monkeymon‧key1 /ˈmʌŋki/ ●●● S3 noun [countable]  1 HBAa small brown animal with a long tail, which uses its hands to climb trees and lives in hot countries2 informalCHILD a small child who is very active and likes to play tricks Stop that, you little monkey!3 monkey business4 not give a monkey’s5 make a monkey (out) of somebody6 a monkey on your back
Examples from the Corpus
monkeyIt is an unspectacular-looking place of prefab houses and beehive-like cages where some 5,000 monkeys live and 35 employees work.Under it I might have been a performing bear or a monkey on a chain.Birds, snakes, lizards, fish and monkeys are wild animals which adapt badly to a caged life.Then, as he placed the net on the table, the wildly chattering monkey grew quiet.For example, area V4 in monkeys is specialized for processing colour information but doesn't encode other attributes like motion or position.Stop that, you little monkey!He convinced local landholders to give the monkeys safe haven by setting aside land as a preserve.
monkeymonkey2 verb   monkey around→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
monkeySeems there was some others saw him after I did, monkeying about by that cave-in again.
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Verb table
monkey
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymonkey
he, she, itmonkeys
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymonkeyed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave monkeyed
he, she, ithas monkeyed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad monkeyed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill monkey
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have monkeyed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam monkeying
he, she, itis monkeying
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you, we, theyare monkeying
Past
I, he, she, itwas monkeying
you, we, theywere monkeying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been monkeying
he, she, ithas been monkeying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been monkeying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be monkeying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been monkeying
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