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queer

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishqueerqueer1 /kwɪə $ kwɪr/ adjective  1 tabooSYHOMOSEXUAL an offensive word used to describe someone who is homosexual, especially a man. Do not use this word.2 old-fashionedSTRANGE strange or difficult to explain She gave a queer laugh. Hank was beginning to feel a little queer.3 queer in the headqueerly adverb Sue looked at him queerly.
Examples from the Corpus
queerAnd she thought, with a queer aching, must we part again so soon?There's been queer goings on with her and nursemaids.It was queer, how well she still knew him.Did you run across that queer sort Of legend about a wild goose?a queer soundHand flying to mouth, she gave a queer, trembly laugh and looked at her children.I mean, he's respected me in a queer way.
queerqueer2 noun [countable]  tabooSYHOMOSEXUAL an offensive word for a homosexual person, especially a man. Do not use this word.queerqueer3 verb   queer somebody’s pitch/queer the pitch for somebody→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
queerIt may also queer the pitch for health-care reforms, which will need big tax increases.
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Verb table
queer (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyqueer (BrE)
he, she, itqueers (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyqueered (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave queered
he, she, ithas queered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad queered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill queer
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have queered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam queering
he, she, itis queering
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you, we, theyare queering
Past
I, he, she, itwas queering
you, we, theywere queering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been queering
he, she, ithas been queering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been queering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be queering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been queering
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