Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of shank.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process by which lenses are roughly brought to a circular form: same as nibbling, 2.
  • n. Same as rattles.

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Examples

  • Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging (Last night's TV, page 27, G2, October 2).

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  • "Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging (Last night's TV, page 27, G2, October 2)."

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  • It puts a whole new meaning on the term shanking the ball!

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  • Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging Last night’s TV, page 27, G2, October 2.

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  • Want of attention to this particular is very apt to produce a disease in the vines, which ends in what is called shanking, that is, a shriveling of the short stems of the grapes after they have set.

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  • Now that's a hell of a thing, being told you are far too right-wing by a group that gave money to McCain over Obama to the tune of a three-to-one ratio but that's exactly what they did, jail-shanking the fat-cat dream of the wannabe baller/shot-caller, Rush.

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  • They're about shanking, shelling, and shotgunning reform this time around.

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  • But the judges' tongue-bathing and scores notwithstanding, J.R. did bring it on himself for shanking his cha-cha so badly last night.

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  • Spurs tear up the other end, the ball eventually falling to Crouch, who does a couple of stepovers before shanking a terrible effort miles wide right.

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  • For the moment, though, I'm sticking with Bolton, QPR and Wigan to sink.8.25pm: After Al Habsi punches a corner to the edge of the area, Agger miscues a volley, shanking it over.

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