to have sexual intercourse with.
to treat unfairly or harshly (usually followed by over).
to have sexual intercourse.
to meddle (usually followed by with).
(used to express anger, disgust, peremptory rejection, etc., often followed by a pronoun, as you or it.)
a person, especially one who is annoying or contemptible.
the fuck, (used as an intensifier, especially with WH-questions, to express annoyance, impatience, etc.)
to behave in a frivolous or meddlesome way.
to engage in promiscuous sex.
to shirk one's duty; malinger.
go away: used as an exclamation of impatience.
to waste time.
fuck over. See entry at fuck over.
Idioms about fuck
as fuck, to a great degree (used as a general intensifier): He's mad as fuck.
give a fuck, to care; be concerned (usually used in the negative): When it comes to politics, I really don't give a fuck.
give zero fucks, to not care at all; to be entirely uninterested or unconcerned: Why waste your energy hating on people who give zero fucks about you?: Also give no fucks .
Even so, various forms of the word, primarily in its nonliteral, slang senses, have increasingly crept into casual use, not only as spontaneous expletives of shock, horror, or anger, but also as verbal tics and common intensifiers, mere indices of annoyance or impatience or even pleasant surprise: Where are my fucking keys? What the fuck is taking so long? This is fucking awesome! Nevertheless, the term is best avoided altogether if you are not certain how your audience will receive it. The mass broadcast media have actually been forced by the threat of punitive fines to block audiences from hearing it, either by banning its use entirely or by bleeping all or part of the sound. Simply blocking out the vowel sound in the middle can defuse the offense of the “f-bomb.”
Although its first known occurrence in writing dates from the late 1400s (disguised in a cipher at that), the word fuck was undoubtedly heard long before that, and it remains primarily a creature of the spoken language. Well into the 20th century, it was generally regarded as unprintable, and forms like f*** or f--k or some spelling distortion like frack or frig or fork or fug were typically substituted for it in writing. In speech, creative euphemisms abound, some born with each new generation. We now have eff and effing as well as f-word and f-bomb, all of which allow us to discuss the term without resorting to its actual use.
- fuck·y, adjective
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How to use fuck in a sentence
There are so many ways to fuck something up, so many stages to the process, and entering that cycle of hope, expectation, and either failure and trying again or ecstatic satisfaction added a new dimension to the rhythms of my life.
If you are lucky enough to see a bear in the wild, the best thing to do is immediately fuck off.Answers to All the Trail Etiquette Questions You’ve Been Too Afraid to Ask | jversteegh | August 5, 2021 | Outside Online
When ProPublica requested comment, the seller or sellers of the Fraud Bible responded with variations of “fuck you.”How Unemployment Insurance Fraud Exploded During the Pandemic | by Cezary Podkul | July 26, 2021 | ProPublica
There is a demand to know why you won’t just fuck me already.Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ Is the Best Teen Show on TV Right Now | Kevin Fallon | July 23, 2021 | The Daily Beast
I wasn’t interested in buying a house either, because a down payment would eat up all the fuck-you money, and then I wouldn’t be able to quit my job to travel or freelance or ski again.Young, Dumb, and Broke: Why Outdoorsy Types Suck at Money | jversteegh | July 13, 2021 | Outside Online
Putting the show to bed was like, “fuck, am I breaking up this all-star team?”
He texted one of the other founding Santas, “fuck you, Santa Rob.”Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest | David Freedlander | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Keene state goes HARD AS fuck…” the company tweeted Oct. 3.FinnaRage Wants You to Rage at Its Parties. So What if It Ends Up a Riot? | Melanie Plenda | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But then, I got The Hunger Games a few months later, and was like, fuck yeah!Josh Hutcherson on the J. Law Hacking Scandal and Life After 'The Hunger Games' | Marlow Stern | September 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“fuck it,” I said, and drank down the tiny cup as deeply as I could.
She stared at his back for a long while before turning on her heel, muttering, “fuck,” and walking back out into the sunshine.Makers | Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for fuck
to have sexual intercourse with (someone)
an act of sexual intercourse
a partner in sexual intercourse, esp one of specified competence or experience
not care a fuck or not give a fuck not to care at all
offensive an expression of strong disgust or anger (often in exclamatory phrases such as fuck you! fuck it! etc)
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