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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap.

Usage examples (32)
  • They ridiculed them for pursuing what they called a flea circus.
  • They occasionally escape from headquarters or get distracted by discarded e-brains they find in flea markets.
  • Inside you'll find a scene he characterizes as a flea market, with individuals bidding on big cats for "canned hunts."
  • John Donahoe what was it you call the flea market crowd? for more
Tutoring comment
  • A dog should not "flee" (to escape) his owner's "flea" (a parasitic insect noted for its jumping powers) powder application.
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