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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-bal]
    • /kəˈbæl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-bal]
    • /kəˈbæl/

Definitions of caballing word

  • noun caballing a small group of secret plotters, as against a government or person in authority. 1
  • noun caballing the plots and schemes of such a group; intrigue. 1
  • noun caballing a clique, as in artistic, literary, or theatrical circles. 1
  • verb without object caballing to form a cabal; intrigue; conspire; plot. 1
  • noun caballing (oceanography) The process whereby two water masses of differing temperatures and/or salinities mix and produce a water mass of higher density which subsequently sinks. 1
  • noun caballing (dated) Secret plotting. 0

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Origin of caballing

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
1610-20, for an earlier sense; earlier cabbal < Medieval Latin cabbala. See cabala

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Parts of speech for Caballing


caballing popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

caballing usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for caballing

verb caballing

  • collude — If one person colludes with another, they co-operate with them secretly or illegally.
  • conspire — If two or more people or groups conspire to do something illegal or harmful, they make a secret agreement to do it.
  • operate — to work, perform, or function, as a machine does: This engine does not operate properly.
  • cabal — a secret or exclusive set of people; clique
  • devise — If you devise a plan, system, or machine, you have the idea for it and design it.

Antonyms for caballing

verb caballing

  • destroy — To destroy something means to cause so much damage to it that it is completely ruined or does not exist any more.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.
  • leave alone — separate, apart, or isolated from others: I want to be alone.
  • disagree — to fail to agree; differ: The conclusions disagree with the facts. The theories disagree in their basic premises.
  • divide — to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.

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