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FINK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fink mean? 

FINK (noun)
  The noun FINK has 1 sense:

1. someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

  Familiarity information: FINK used as a noun is very rare.


FINK (verb)
  The verb FINK has 2 senses:

1. take the place of work of someone on strike
2. confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

  Familiarity information: FINK used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FINK (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

canary; stoolpigeon; stoolie; stool pigeon; snitch; fink; snitcher; sneaker; sneak

Hypernyms ("fink" is a kind of...):

betrayer; blabber; informer; rat; squealer (one who reveals confidential information in return for money)


FINK (verb)


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Meaning:

Take the place of work of someone on strike

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

blackleg; fink; scab; rat

Hypernyms (to "fink" is one way to...):

do work; work (be employed)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2fink [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

shrive; confess; fink; squeal

Hypernyms (to "fink" is one way to...):

acknowledge; admit (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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