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  ( figs    plural  )
1       n-count   A fig is a soft sweet fruit that grows in hot countries. It is full of tiny seeds and is often eaten dried.  
2       n-count   A fig or a fig tree is a tree on which figs grow.  

1    In books and magazines, fig. is used as an abbreviation for figure in order to tell the reader which picture or diagram is being referred to.  
Draw the basic outlines in black felt-tip pen (see fig. 4).     
2    In some dictionaries and language books, fig. is used as an abbreviation for figurative.  
fig leaf        ( fig leaves    plural  )
1       n-count   A fig leaf is a large leaf which comes from the fig tree. A fig leaf is sometimes used in painting and sculpture to cover the genitals of a naked body.  
2       n-count   People sometimes refer disapprovingly to something which is intended to hide or prevent an embarrassing situation as a fig leaf.     (JOURNALISM)   usu with supp     (disapproval)    This deal is little more than a fig leaf for the continued destruction of the landscape.     
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fig., fig leaf, fig., fight

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to lie lazily (in the sun): lizards bask on rocks, people bask on beaches. Also fig: to bask in someone's reflected glory; to bask in media attention.
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
(lit., about sounds) disharmonious, dissonant; (fig.) out of order; dysfunctional
1. shoot with a firearm using a type of cartridge that contains gunpowder but neither bullet nor pellet. 2. [slang][fig.] be infertile and unlikely to impregnate a woman (due to various issues such as a low sperm count)
1.The squaddies were training, shooting blanks 2.We had been trying to have a baby for ages until a series of fertility tests revealed I was shooting blanks.
1 (referring to taste) ferment, acidify; 2. (fig.) deteriorate, fall apart
1. The milk turned sour. 2. The relation between them turned sour.
1. throw someone or something out of a window 2. [fig.][fam.] dismiss/remove (sb) from a position of authority/power
Ex1: The inspector considers the assumption that the victim might have been defenastrated. Ex2: Due to the lack of results, the decision was taken to 'defenestrate' the manager.
defeat someone with arguments during a discussion; knock out [Fig.]
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