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pigeonholing

 
Noun pigeonholing has 1 sense
  1. grouping, pigeonholing - a system for classifying things into groups
    --1 is a kind of classification system
    Derived form: verb pigeonhole2
Verb pigeonhole has 2 senses
  1. pigeonhole - place into a small compartment
    --1 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived form: noun pigeonhole2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. pigeonhole, stereotype, stamp - treat or classify according to a mental stereotype; "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
    --2 is one way to classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate
    Derived forms: noun pigeonhole1, noun pigeonholing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
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