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1 ape /ˈeɪp/ noun
plural apes
1 ape
/ˈeɪp/
noun
plural apes
Learner's definition of APE
[count]
: a type of animal (such as a chimpanzee or gorilla) that is closely related to monkeys and humans and that is covered in hair and has no tail or a very short tail
informal : a large and stupid or rude person

— apelike

/ˈeɪpˌlaɪk/ adjective [more apelike; most apelike]
2 ape /ˈeɪp/ verb
apes; aped; aping
2 ape
/ˈeɪp/
verb
apes; aped; aping
Learner's definition of APE
[+ object] often disapproving
: to copy or imitate (something or someone)
3 ape /ˈeɪp/ adjective
3 ape
/ˈeɪp/
adjective
Learner's definition of APE

go ape

informal
: to become very excited
: to become very angry
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