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Noun monkey has 2 senses
  1. monkey - any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has particulars: Old World monkey, catarrhine; New World monkey, platyrrhine
  2. imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag - one who is playfully mischievous
    --2 is a kind of child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling
    --2 has particulars: terror, brat, little terror, holy terror
    Derived form: verb monkey1
Verb monkey has 2 senses
  1. tamper, fiddle, monkey - play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly; "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts"
    --1 is one way to manipulate
    Derived form: noun monkey2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around - do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
    --2 is one way to work
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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