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catting (See cat)


1 feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and being unable to roar; domestic cats; wildcats [syn: true cat]
2 an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll" [syn: guy, hombre, bozo]
3 a spiteful woman gossip; "what a cat she is!"
4 the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant; "in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults" [syn: kat, khat, qat, quat, Arabian tea, African tea]
5 a whip with nine knotted cords; "British sailors feared the cat" [syn: cat-o'-nine-tails]
6 a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work [syn: Caterpillar]
7 any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild [syn: big cat]
8 a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis [syn: computerized tomography, computed tomography, CT, computerized axial tomography, computed axial tomography]


1 beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
2 eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down] [also: catting, catted]

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  1. present participle of cat
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