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comb

noun

1 comb

A flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair.

Roget 253: sharpness etc. adj.; acuity, acumination; spinosity.    point, spike, spine, spicule [Biol.], spiculum; needle, hypodermic needle, tack, ... show more

Dutch: kam, schilderskam
Polish: grzebieĊ„



2 comb

The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds.

synonyms: cockscomb, coxcomb.

Dutch: hanenkam, kam

3 comb

Any of several tools for straightening fibers.

4 comb

Ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore.

5 comb

The act of drawing a comb through hair:
— His hair needed a comb.

synonym: combing.

Dutch: kam, kammen
Polish: czesanie

verb

1 comb

Straighten with a comb.

Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang].    visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more

Roget 652: be clean, render clean etc. adj.; clean, cleanse; mundify, rinse, wring, flush, full, wipe, mop, sponge, ... show more

2 comb

Search thoroughly:
— They combed the area for the missing child.

synonym: ransack.

Dutch: plunderen

3 comb

Smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb:
— Comb your hair before dinner.
— Comb the wool.

synonyms: comb out, disentangle.

Dutch: kammen, uitkammen


Moby thesaurus: be poised, beat, billow, break, card, crash, curry, dash, ebb and flow, examine, forage, grub, hackle, hatchel, heave, heckle, inspect, investigate, lift, look all over ... show more.

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