- 1[countable] a large reptile with a long tail, hard skin, and very big jaw. Crocodiles live in rivers and lakes in hot countries.
- 2 [uncountable] crocodile skin made into leather crocodile shoes Idioms
if someone sheds (= cries)crocodile tears, they pretend to be sad about something, but they are not really sad at all Let's have no more politicians shedding crocodile tears for the unemployed.
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