monkey

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monkey is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: mŭngki
  • IPA: /ˈmʌŋki/
  • SAMPA: /"mVNki/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mon‧key

Noun[change]

Singular
monkey

Plural
monkeys

A monkey
  1. A monkey is a primate with a long tail that climbs trees.

Verb[change]

Plain form
monkey

Third-person singular
monkeys

Past tense
monkeyed

Past participle
monkeyed

Present participle
monkeying

  1. (transitive) If you monkey something, you make changes to it.
    • Synonym: none
    • Antonym: none
    I foolishly monkeyed with the control panel and it ended up exploding.

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