Definition of 'maverick'
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He readily admits he has a great deal in common with the maverick cop. The Sun (2013)The bureaucrats or the doctrinal mavericks, the politicians or the pure in heart? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Maverick Pluto is in your love chart. The Sun (2010)Let's hear it for maverick cops. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Maverick Pluto inspires unusual work ideas but they could be winners. The Sun (2010)He played a maverick cop trying to clean up London. The Sun (2012)Maverick Pluto gives you wild creative ideas but one of them could be brilliant. The Sun (2010)Maverick Pluto gets to work and dislike at first sight turns into love. The Sun (2009)Maverick planet Pluto aligns with the sun to add a touch of wildness to your love life. The Sun (2009)Maverick planet Pluto adds wildness to your love life. The Sun (2011)Maverick planet Pluto adds treats to love that has got trapped in routine. The Sun (2012)A maverick cop is sentenced to be frozen in time for a crime he did not commit. The Sun (2010)Defence Minister and some maverick politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A maverick detective is framed for murder, and tries to escape from prison to expose the real criminals. The Sun (2008)With maverick planet Pluto so active in your chart, a more personal and unusual ambition also gets its chance. The Sun (2016)With maverick planet Pluto in charge of your ambitions chart, the work choices you make are unexpected and cause some envy. The Sun (2009)They were lucky to have had some maverick politicians, on both sides of the divide, who were determined to make it happen. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Used Occasionally. maverick is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'maverick'
British English: maverick NOUN
If you describe someone as a maverick, you mean that they do not behave in the same way as other people.
He was too much of a maverick ever to hold high office.
Definition of maverick from the Collins English Dictionary
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