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Definition of 'mouse'


  1. any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  2. a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
       Synonyms: shiner black eye
  3. person who is quiet or timid
  4. a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad; "a mouse takes much more room than a trackball"
       Synonyms: computer mouse


  1. to go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
       Synonyms: sneak creep pussyfoot
  2. manipulate the mouse of a computer

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