verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for shylock
Shylock was presented the next season for the sake of adventitious popularity that would thus accrue to the piece.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
Shylock follows almost immediately, to whom they at once turn in the hope of hearing news.Shakespeare in the Theatre|William Poel
But as ships to Shylock, so trees to him are naught but boards—so many feet.The Heart of the White Mountains, Their Legend and Scenery|Samuel Adams Drake
The only scene that made an impression upon me was that where Shylock is about to take his pound of flesh.Confessions of Boyhood|John Albee
This would seem to infer that the author was then in some doubt whether to name it from Antonio or Shylock.
British Dictionary definitions for shylock
Word Origin for Shylock
Word Origin and History for shylock
"usurer, merciless creditor," 1786, from Jewish money-lender character in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" (c.1596).
Culture definitions for shylock
The merciless moneylender in The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare. He demands a pound of flesh (see also pound of flesh) from the title character of the play after the merchant defaults on his debt.