verb (used with object), aped, ap·ing.
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Origin of ape
OTHER WORDS FROM apeape·like, adjective
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But a series of misunderstandings triggers an all-out war between man and ape, threatening the future of mankind.
Yup, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld compared President Obama to an ape.Fringe Factor: Convicted Killer, Registered Sex Offender Runs for California Governor|Caitlin Dickson|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If only Charlton Heston had been there to shriek something about overthrowing our ape overlords.
In his more-than-a-dozen books, he has thoughtfully mined the goings-on of the ape world for insights about the human one.
He self-consciously tries to ape the mannerisms of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.The Foodie Detective: The Pepe Carvalho Novels by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán|Malcolm Forbes|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The ape's vocal cords, which now were Bentley's, were incapable of speech.Astounding Stories, June, 1931|Various
It is the passion of the body swamping the brain; it's an ape that has seized a gun, a beautiful modern gun.The Passionate Friends|Herbert George Wells
By-and-by the ape came to visit the crab, and seeing the fine tree laden with the yellow-brown fruit, begged a few.Japanese Fairy World|William Elliot Griffis
The ape and the tiger, in fact, are not dead in any one of us.The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day|Evelyn Underhill
The teeth strengthen the evidence, for they are described as too large for a man and too small for an ape.Man, Past and Present|Agustus Henry Keane