Hulk meaning

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One, such as a person or object, that is bulky, clumsy, or unwieldy.
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A wrecked or abandoned shell of a usually large object, such as a building or vehicle.
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To appear as a massive or towering form; loom.

The big truck hulked out of the fog.

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To move clumsily.
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A big, clumsy person or thing.
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To rise bulkily.
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(dial.) To slouch or lounge about in a heavy, clumsy manner.
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A non-functional, but floating ship, usually stripped of rigging and equipment, and often put to other uses such as storage or accommodation.
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(archaic) Any large ship that is difficult to maneuver.
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A big (possibly clumsy) person.
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(bodybuilding): An excessively muscled person.
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To remove the entrails of; to disembowel.

To hulk a hare.

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(comics) A fictional character within the Marvel Comics Universe.
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A person resembling, especially physically, the Hulk in the Marvel Comics Universe.
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(by extension) A strongman.
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Origin of hulk

  • Middle English from Old English hulc from Medieval Latin hulcus probably from Greek holkas ship that is towed, merchant ship from holkos machine for hauling ships from helkein to pull

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The name of a character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for the Marvel Comics Universe, it has since entered the everyday English lexicon. The name itself is most likely derived from the same word, hulk, which predates the existence of the character. See the Wikipedia link at the bottom.

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare Middle Low German holken to hollow out, and similar Swedish word.

    From Wiktionary