cat

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cat


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Singular
cat

Plural
cats

A cat
  1. (countable) A cat is a domestic animal often kept as a pet; it has whiskers and likes to chase mice.
    Our pet cat has just had kittens.
  2. Many different wild animals that are related to the domestic cat.
    Lions and tigers are big cats.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
cat

Third-person singular
cats

Past tense
catted

Past participle
catted

Present participle
catting

  1. (nautical) If you cat an anchor, you lift it onto the cathead.
  2. (slang) If you cat, you vomit.
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