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Overview of verb betray

The verb betray has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (8) betray, bewray

(reveal unintentionally; "Her smile betrayed her true feelings")

2. (3) betray, sell

(deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country")

3. (2) fail, betray

(disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; "His sense of smell failed him this time"; "His strength finally failed him"; "His children failed him in the crisis")

4. (1) cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander

(be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?")

5. (1) denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag

(give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam")

6. deceive, betray, lead astray

(cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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