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monkey bars  

  
Monkey bars are metal or wooden bars that are joined together to form a structure for children to climb and play on.  
  (AM)      n-plural  
in BRIT, use climbing frame     
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monkey     ( monkeys    plural  )
1       n-count   A monkey is an animal with a long tail which lives in hot countries and climbs trees.  
2       n-count   If you refer to a child as a monkey, you are saying in an affectionate way that he or she is very lively and naughty.  
usu adj N     (feelings)    She's such a little monkey.     


monkey bars     
Monkey bars are metal or wooden bars that are joined together to form a structure for children to climb and play on.  
  (AM)      n-plural  
in BRIT, use climbing frame     
monkey wrench        ( monkey wrenches    plural  )
    wrench  

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monkey  


      n  
1    jackanapes     (archaic)   primate, simian  
2    devil, imp, mischief maker, pickle     (Brit. informal)   rascal, rogue, scamp  
3      (slang)   ass, butt, dupe, fool, laughing stock  
4    make a monkey of      make a fool of, make (someone) a laughing stock, make fun of, make (someone) look foolish, make (someone) look ridiculous, make (someone) look silly, play a trick on, ridicule  
      vb  
5    fiddle     (informal)   fool, interfere, meddle, mess, play, tamper, tinker, trifle  


monkey business  
1    carry-on     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   clowning, horseplay, mischief, monkey tricks, pranks, shenanigans     (informal)   skylarking     (informal)   tomfoolery  
2    chicanery, dishonesty, funny business, hanky-panky     (informal)   skulduggery     (informal)   trickery  

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monkey wrench, money, monk

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n.
bar or counter where drinks are served without limitation after paying a fixed fee
id.
going from one bar to another
n.
restaurant; bar, pub, cafe that serves also food
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