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crawfish



I - noun
1. tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
Syn:
crayfish, crawdad, ecrevisse
Hypernyms:
shellfish
Part Holonyms:
American crayfish, Old World crayfish, ecrevisse
2. small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
Syn:
crayfish, crawdad, crawdaddy
Hypernyms:
decapod crustacean, decapod
Hyponyms:
Old World crayfish, ecrevisse, American crayfish
Member Holonyms:
Astacidae, family Astacidae, Astacura
3. large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters
Syn:
spiny lobster, langouste, rock lobster, crayfish, sea crawfish
Hypernyms:
lobster
Member Holonyms:
Palinurus, genus Palinurus
Part Meronyms:
spiny lobster, langouste, rock lobster, crayfish

II - verb
make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
- We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him
- He backed out of his earlier promise
- The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns
Syn:
retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish out,
pull in one's horns, withdraw
Derivationally related forms:
withdrawer (for: withdraw), withdrawal (for: withdraw)
Verb Group:
withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede,
pull back, retire, move back
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s

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