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Definition of ape noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ape

 noun
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NAmE//eɪp//
 
 
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  • a large animal like a monkey, with no tail. There are different types of apes the great apes (= for example, orangutans or chimpanzees )
  • Idioms
    go ape (slang)
     
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    to become extremely angry or excited
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ape

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