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

 

caricature

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃər//
 
, NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they caricature
BrE BrE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃər//
 
, NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊr//
 
he / she / it caricatures
BrE BrE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃərz//
 
, NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊrz//
 
past simple caricatured
BrE BrE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃərd//
 
, NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊrd//
 
past participle caricatured
BrE BrE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃərd//
 
, NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊrd//
 
-ing form caricaturing
BrE BrE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃərɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈkærɪkətʃʊrɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] caricature somebody/something (as something) to produce a caricature of somebody; to describe or present somebody as a type of person you would laugh at or not respect She was unfairly caricatured as a dumb blonde. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from French, from Italian caricatura, from caricare ‘load, exaggerate’, from Latin carricare, carcare ‘to load’, from Latin carrus ‘wheeled vehicle’.
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