HyperDic: goldbrick

English > 6 senses of the word goldbrick:
NOUNperson goldbricka soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
person goldbrick, goof-off, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, no-account, good-for-naughtan idle worthless person
artifactgoldbricka brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
actgoldbrickanything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
VERBsocialgoldbrick, victimize, swindle, rook, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, condeprive of by deceit
socialgoldbrick, fiddle, shirk, shrink fromavoid (one's assigned duties)
English > goldbrick: 6 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort.
Broaderslacker, shirkerA person who shirks / shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
soldierAn enlisted ... / enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
English > goldbrick: 6 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn idle worthless person.
Synonymsgoof-off, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, no-account, good-for-naught
Broaderidler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bumperson who does no work
Spanishablandabrevas, calamidad, cantonero, follón, inútil, mequetrefe, pelafustán, trasto
Catalancalamitat, desastre, dropo, inútil, torrapipes, trasto
English > goldbrick: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not.
Broaderblock, cubeA three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
English > goldbrick: 6 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAnything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless.
Broaderfraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-onSomething intended to deceive
Usage oftrope, figure of speech, figure, imagelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
English > goldbrick: 6 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdeprive of by deceit.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsvictimize, swindle, rook, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, con
Narrowershort-change, shortcheat someone by not returning him enough money
Broadercheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
Spanishdar gato por liebre, defraudar, embaucar, engañar, estafar, petardear, timar, victimizar
Catalandefraudar, entabanar, estafar
English > goldbrick: 6 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningavoid (one's assigned duties).
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsfiddle, shirk, shrink from
Narrowermalinger, skulkavoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
scrimshank(British military language) avoid work
slackavoid responsibilities and work, be idle
BroaderavoidRefrain from doing something
Spanishcorrer, eludir, esquivar, evadir
Nounsgoldbrickingthe evasion of work or duty

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