Complete Definition of "coax"

English
Category:English heteronyms

Homophones
Cokes
cokes

Etymology 1
originally (1586) in the slang phrase to make a coax of, from earlier noun coax, cox, cokes "fool, simpleton", itself of obscure origin, perhaps related to cock (male bird, pert boy). The modern spelling is from 1706.

Pronunciation
(UK): IPA|/kəʊks/, SAMPA|/[email protected]/
(US): AHD|kōks, IPA|/koʊks/, SAMPA|/koUks/
audio|en-us-coax-verb.ogg|Audio (US), verb

Verb
en-verb|coaxes|coaxing|coaxed

  1. (obsolete) to fondle, kid, pet, tease

#To wheedle, persuade (a person, organisation, animal etc.) gradually or by use of flattery to do something.
#:He coaxed the horse gently into the trailer.
#To manipulate carefully into a particular situation or position.
#:They coaxed the rope through the pipe.

Synonyms
(persuade gradually): cajole, persuade, wheedle
(manipulate carefully into position): ease

Translations
trans-top|persuade gradually
Finnish: taivutella, suostutella, vikitellä, maanitella
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trans-top|manipulate carefully into position
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Etymology 2
Shortened from coaxial

Pronunciation
(UK): IPA|/ˈkəʊæks/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]{ks/
(US): AHD|kōʹăks, IPA|/koʊæks/, SAMPA|/koU{ks/
audio|en-us-coax-noun.ogg|Audio (US), noun

Noun
wikipedia|coaxial cable
en-noun|-

#Short form of coaxial cable

Translations

trans-top|coaxial cable
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