English version

wildcat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
wildcatwild‧cat1 /ˈwaɪldkæt/ noun [countable]  HBAa type of cat that looks similar to a pet cat and lives in mountains, forests etc
Examples from the Corpus
wildcatTiny though she was compared with her assailant, she fought like a wildcat.I left in the middle of the big wildcat of 1976, and I suppose it was a cowardly thing to do.A third of wildcat populations had declined in recent years, and only 8 percent were increasing.Then I changed my mind, and I began to hate the wildcats.Interbreeding with feral cats is probably the biggest threat to the wildcat.In a way, the wildcats were beginning to work.
Related topics: Gas, coal, oil
wildcatwildcat2 verb (wildcatted, wildcatting) [intransitive]  American EnglishTPG to look for oil in a place where nobody has found any yetwildcatter noun [countable]
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From Longman Business Dictionarywildcatwild‧cat1 /ˈwaɪldkæt/ adjective [only before a noun] American English a wildcat oil well or discovery of oil is one that is in a place where no one has found oil beforewildcatwildcat2 verb [intransitive] American English to look for oil in a place where no one has found it yetwildcatter noun [countable]Oklahoma wildcatters struck oil in the late 1920s.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
wildcat (AmE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywildcat (AmE)
he, she, itwildcats (AmE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywildcatted (AmE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wildcatted
he, she, ithas wildcatted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wildcatted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wildcat
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wildcatted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wildcatting
he, she, itis wildcatting
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you, we, theyare wildcatting
Past
I, he, she, itwas wildcatting
you, we, theywere wildcatting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wildcatting
he, she, ithas been wildcatting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wildcatting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wildcatting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wildcatting
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