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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The largest and strongest of the apes.

Usage examples (31)
  • He's big as a gorilla and strong as a gorilla.
  • "Dat is what you call gorilla warfare," said Von Baumser, with a proud consciousness of having mastered an English idiom.
  • Q Did he call the gorilla for saving that little boy?
  • The guilt gorilla is cordially invited to bugger off. for more
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  • A "guerrilla" (a person who engages in irregular warfare) fighter might be afraid of a "gorilla" (the most powerful of the apes).
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