Definition of 'feral'
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The feral animals have begun venturing into towns in the hunt for food as winter bites. Times, Sunday Times (2017)By the time they had shared an ad hoc hot tub together, it was clear our host had gone completely feral. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The howls of stray dogs put a feral edge on the night. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We had to bring in some feral cats. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some of those guys have gone feral. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The plan to kill all the feral cats was controversial. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So it is with street crime and feral youths. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He thought of the feral cat which had come to his flat. The Glasgow Girls (1994)He has been outraged by the sight of feral youths running amok. The Sun (2010)The population of feral dogs soared. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were raised like feral animals without love, affection or guidance. The Sun (2013)There he had gone feral, foraging for food. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By taking the food they do, they restrict the spread of rats and feral dogs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Apart from a few feral cats, little now stirs in this apocalyptic place. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The presenter was out walking his dog Inca in London this week when the feral animal pounced. The Sun (2011)It's a feral, untamed animal. The Sun (2013)
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