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Definition of rabbit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rabbit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈræbɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræbɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rabbit
BrE BrE//ˈræbɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræbɪt//
 
he / she / it rabbits
BrE BrE//ˈræbɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræbɪts//
 
past simple rabbited
BrE BrE//ˈræbɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræbɪtɪd//
 
past participle rabbited
BrE BrE//ˈræbɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræbɪtɪd//
 
-ing form rabbiting
BrE BrE//ˈræbɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræbɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] go rabbiting to hunt or shoot rabbits Word Origin late Middle English: apparently from Old French (compare with French dialect rabotte ‘young rabbit’), perhaps of Dutch origin (compare with Flemish robbe). Phrasal Verbsrabbit on