noun (plural same)
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More definitions of FoxDefinition of Fox in:
- The US English dictionary
- 1A carnivorous mammal of the dog family with a pointed muzzle and bushy tail, proverbial for its cunning.
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- Vulpes and three other genera, family Canidae: several species, including the red fox and the arctic fox
- Eagles, rattlesnakes, deer, pronghorn antelope, foxes, coyotes, and mountain lions roam the area.
- There are 36 species of Canidae, including dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals and foxes.
- When raccoons, coatis, foxes, coyotes, skunks, or bears bit the models, they left tooth marks in the plasticine.
- 1.1 [mass noun] The fur of a fox.More example sentences
- It will join that old fox stole I rescued from a charity shop.
- 2A cunning or sly person: a wily old foxMore example sentences
- However, he observed, the old fox was too cunning for them.
- Indians cannot tolerate it if the old foxes keep fighting and hamper Bangalore's growth.
- It has been quite a century for the old fox, after all.
verb[with object] • informal Back to top
- 1Baffle or deceive (someone): the abbreviation foxed me completelyMore example sentences
- But she throws in a slower serve which foxes the French player.
- There are almost humorous situations: when a woman at a medical clinic tries to palm it off to an unsuspecting receptionist, and when an art dealer is foxed by the way his wife has been cheated.
- The 22-year-old student admitted the greens had foxed him, but was delighted with his achievement of reaching the final.
- 1.1 [no object] • dated Behave in a cunning or sly way: to his mind everybody was dodging and foxingMore example sentences
- But he made his disdain clear: as far back as 1954, he complained of his ‘beefing, threatening, foxing and conniving.’
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- Modern steeds did not follow a relatively smooth transition from the diminutive, foxlike forest browsers that were their earliest ancestors to those impressive, open-plains athletes we know today.
- The foxlike smiles appeared on her advisors' faces again, and they nudged each other.
- The ears were foxlike, the dilated eyes and pointed teeth were common to the family.
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vos and German Fuchs.