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shark repellent

shark re·pel·lent
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shahrk ri-pel-uh nt]
    • /ʃɑrk rɪˈpɛl ənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shahrk ri-pel-uh nt]
    • /ʃɑrk rɪˈpɛl ənt/

Definitions of shark repellent words

  • noun shark repellent any tactic used by a corporation to prevent a takeover by a corporate raider. 1
  • noun shark repellent business: to prevent hostile takeover 1

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Origin of shark repellent

First appearance:

before 1980
One of the 1% newest English words
First recorded in 1980-85

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Parts of speech for Shark repellent

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

shark repellent popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

shark repellent usage trend in Literature

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