Alternate Dictionary Definitions ILanguage brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.
This teaser is based on 'funny' alternative definitions a word could have if you broke the word up into its syllables and treated the syllables as words in themselves. I will provide a list of words and a list of definitions, it is your job to match them up.
They are meant to be a bit light hearted and may not have perfect pronunciation so work the words in your head a bit. Having the definitions should provide help in this regard. Also note that sometimes the 'new word' syllables may not only be using one syllable in the word.
An example would be:
Word: Contemplate "Con template": A stencil that criminals are made from.
What trees do in the spring
What the owner of a seafood store does
A clumsy ophthalmologist
How golfers create divots
What a bullfighter tries to do
AnswerAvoidable (uh-voy'-duh-buhl') : What a bullfighter tries to do
Misty (mis-tee') : How golfers create divots
Selfish (sel'-fish') : What the owner of a seafood store does
Relief (ree-leef') : What trees do in the spring
Eyedropper (i'-drop-ur) : A clumsy ophthalmologist
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