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Synonyms for wildcat

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  1. wildcatnoun

    Felis silvestris

  2. wildcatnoun

    to drill for oil in an area where no oil has been found before

    You'd have to be very rich or very desperate to go wildcatting that far east.

    Felis silvestris

  3. wildcatnoun

    unauthorized by the proper authorities

    Felis silvestris

  4. wildcatnoun

    a person who acts like a wildcat, often sexually

    Felis silvestris

  5. wildcatnoun

    a caliber of ammunition derived by amending another type of cartridge and not made by commercial manufacturers.

    Felis silvestris

  6. wildcatnoun

    In the labor movement, anything done outside of the control of bosses or trade unions.

    Felis silvestris

  7. wildcatnoun

    an offensive formation characterized by a direct snap to a running back and an unbalanced offensive line

    Felis silvestris

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  1. wildcat well, wildcatnoun

    an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field

    savage, wolf, brute, wildcat well, beast

    sound, nonexplorative, unexploratory, official, nonexploratory, unexplorative

  2. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcatnoun

    a cruelly rapacious person

    wildcat well, masher, skirt chaser, fauna, animal, animate being, beast, brute, woman chaser, wolf, barbarian, creature, savage

    official, unexplorative, nonexploratory, nonexplorative, sound, unexploratory

  3. wildcatadjective

    any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild

    savage, wolf, brute, wildcat well, beast

    nonexplorative, sound, official, unexplorative, nonexploratory, unexploratory

  4. wildcatadjective

    outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices

    "wildcat currency issued by irresponsible banks"; "wildcat stock speculation"; "a wildcat airline"; "wildcat life insurance schemes"

    unauthorised, unauthorized

    unexplorative, sound, nonexplorative, official, nonexploratory, unexploratory

  5. unauthorized, unauthorised, wildcatadjective

    without official authorization

    "an unauthorized strike"; "wildcat work stoppage"

    unauthorised, unauthorized

    sound, official, unexplorative, nonexploratory, nonexplorative, unexploratory

  6. wildcatadjective

    (of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive

    "drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation"; "a wildcat mine"; "wildcat drilling"; "wildcat wells"

    unauthorised, unauthorized

    official, nonexplorative, sound, unexplorative, unexploratory, nonexploratory

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  1. Janet Napolitano:

    We are sympathetic to the high cost of housing in Santa Cruz and the pressure this puts on TAs, but a wildcat strike is not the way to get relief.

  2. Louis Adamic:

    From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles looks rather nice, enveloped in a haze of changing colors. Actually, and in spite of all the healthful sunshine and ocean breezes, it is a bad place - full of old, dying people, who were born old of tired pioneer parents, victims of America - full of curious wild and poisonous growths, decadent religious cults and fake science, and wildcat enterprises, which, with their aim for quick profit, are doomed to collapse and drag down multitudes of people.

  3. Korean Proverb:

    Where there are no tigers, a wildcat is very self-important.

  4. Adrienne Rich:

    The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown.

  5. Ken Farley:

    In the distant past, the sand, mud, and salts that now make up the Wildcat Ridge sample were deposited under conditions where life could potentially have thrived, the fact the organic matter was found in such a sedimentary rock -- known for preserving fossils of ancient life here on Earth -- is important. However, as capable as our instruments aboard Perseverance are, further conclusions regarding what is contained in the Wildcat Ridge sample will have to wait until it's returned to Earth for in-depth study as part of the agency's Mars Sample Return campaign.

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