from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of shark.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Petty rapine; trick; also, seeking a livelihood by shifts and dishonest devices.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Prowling or voracious like a shark; greedy; always on the outlook for something to snap up.
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That is worse than loan sharking, that is making the American people indentured servants to the banks.
Well, that and "sharking," which Ali had been told that day means biting someone on the ass.
Tracy describing a ''sharking'' attack and saying "some of you Puritans might call it: sexual assault."
Local governments regularly use these surveillance powers — which they “self-authorize,” without oversight from judges or law enforcement officers — to investigate malfeasance like illegally dumping industrial waste, loan-sharking and falsely claiming welfare benefits.
Yeah, I guess the predatory lending practices of credit card companies are helpful to the poor -- just like loan sharking, gambling, drug dealing and robbing banks are helpful to the poor.
It talked about the folly, feast, then famine caused by the public bonding process in mid evil times when the original Prince Machiavelli's stopped being hung in back ally's for loan sharking and started to rule the world.
In a town full of hustlers, prostitutes, and gamblers, the profession they looked down on was loan sharking.
If there was ever a shining example of why you should move your money from Wall Street, legalized loan sharking is a good one.
Loan sharking is now legalized, in the form of "payday lenders."
If the law says 'no' to gambling, prostitution or loan sharking, the mob says 'yes.'
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