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wea•sel



Pronunciation: (wē'zul), [key]
n., pl. -sels, (esp. collectively) -sel,
v.


n.
1. any small carnivore of the genus Mustela, of the family Mustelidae, having a long, slender body and feeding chiefly on small rodents.
2. any of various similar animals of the family Mustelidae.
3. a cunning, sneaky person.
4. a tracked vehicle resembling a tractor, used in snow.
5. Slang.an informer; stool pigeon.

v.i.
1. to evade an obligation, duty, or the like; renege (often fol. by out): That's one invitation I'd like to weasel out of.
2. to use weasel words; be ambiguous; mislead: Upon cross-examination the witness began to weasel.
3. Slang.to inform.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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