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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 skunk /ˈskʌŋk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skunk, v. t. In games of chance and skill: To defeat (an opponent) (as in cards) so that he fails to gain a point, or (in checkers) to get a king. [Colloq. U. S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skunk n.  Zool. Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores of the genus Mephitis and allied genera. They have two glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid, which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense.
 Note:The common species of the Eastern United States (Mephitis mephitica) is black with more or less white on the body and tail. The spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius), native of the Southwestern United States and Mexico, is smaller than the common skunk, and is variously marked with black and white.
 Skunk bird, Skunk blackbird Zool., the bobolink; -- so called because the male, in the breeding season, is black and white, like a skunk.
 Skunk cabbage Bot., an American aroid herb (Symplocarpus fœtidus) having a reddish hornlike spathe in earliest spring, followed by a cluster of large cabbagelike leaves. It exhales a disagreeable odor. Also called swamp cabbage.
 Skunk porpoise. Zool. See under Porpoise.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible;
           "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw
           the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British
           call a contemptible person a `git'" [syn: rotter, dirty
           dog, rat, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb,
            lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git]
      2: a defeat in a game where one side fails to score [syn: shutout]
      3: street names for marijuana [syn: pot, grass, green
         goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke,
          locoweed, Mary Jane]
      4: American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely
         malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications
         put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae [syn: polecat, wood
      v : defeat by a lurch [syn: lurch]