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noun     fox pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a wild animal similar to a small dog, with red-brown fur, a pointed face, and a thick tail
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the fur of a fox, used to make or decorate coats
  2. 2
    [countable] someone who is clever at tricking people

    Mr. Ellis, sly old fox, tricked us into finishing our homework early.

  3. 3
    [countable] informal someone who is very sexually attractive, especially a woman


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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