Sharking
Sharking Shark"ing, n. Petty rapine; trick; also, seeking a livelihood by shifts and dishonest devices. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sharking — Shark Shark, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sharked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sharking}.] 1. To play the petty thief; to practice fraud or trickery; to swindle. [1913 Webster] Neither sharks for a cup or a reckoning. Bp. Earle. [1913 Webster] 2. To live by shifts …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sharking — n British pursuing members of the opposite sex. This item of Oxbridge slang of the 1990s often denotes aggressive or devi ous attempts at seduction, usually on the part of males. By 2004 it was heard across the UK …   Contemporary slang

  • sharking —  an eager desire to cheat or defraud another. Exm …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • sharking — sharkˈing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑shark …   Useful english dictionary

  • loan-sharking — [lōn′shär΄kiŋ] n. the practice of lending money at exorbitant or illegal interest rates * * * …   Universalium

  • loan-sharking — n. Colloquial The illegal business of lending money at usurious rates, typically with the threat or use of violence to ensure repayment. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • out sharking — n See sharking …   Contemporary slang

  • loan-sharking — [lōn′shär΄kiŋ] n. the practice of lending money at exorbitant or illegal interest rates …   English World dictionary

  • loan sharking — noun • • • Main Entry: ↑loan …   Useful english dictionary

  • loan-sharking — noun [uncountable] Thesaurus: relating to borrowing money and owing moneyhyponym Main entry: loan shark …   Useful english dictionary

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