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  Words related to quarry

Related / Similar Words: prey, pit, stone pit, target, fair game

 

Definition:
  • animal hunted or caught for food;
  • a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry'' is `stone pit''";
  • a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt";
  • extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble";

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    Hyponyms: chalkpit, chalk pit, gravel pit, trou-de-loup

     

    Entailments: dig, delve, cut into, turn over

     

    Derivational Morphology: raven, prey, predate, target, aim, place, direct, point, feed, pit, stone pit, quarryman, quarrier, quarrying

     

     
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