Hay 4 definiciones de bully en inglés:

bully1

Silabificación: bul·ly
Pronunciación: /ˈbo͝olē
 
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sustantivo (plural bullies)

A person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If we can all come together to make our parks safe, and we can all support zero tolerance in schools so that our children can enjoy a good education free from fear, intimidation and bullies, then we can surely do the same for our roads.
  • Many coaches are professional bullies and intimidators.
  • They have to worry about a lot more than bullies and bad influences outside the home.
Sinónimos
persecutor, oppressor, tyrant, tormentor, intimidator; tough guy, thug, ruffian, strong-arm; cyberbully

verbo (bullies, bullying, bullied)

[with object] Volver al principio  
Use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants: a local man was bullied into helping them
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Once, he was bullied into crawling between the legs of one of them in public.
  • A pregnant mother was spared a prison sentence after she was bullied into drug offences by her estranged partner.
  • I feel that I was bullied into agreeing to take it and I don't think it's the right thing for me.
Sinónimos
persecute, oppress, tyrannize, browbeat, harass, torment, intimidate, strong-arm, dominatecoerce, pressure, pressurize, press, push; force, compel; badger, goad, prod, browbeat, intimidate, dragoon, strong-arm

Origen

mid 16th century: probably from Middle Dutch boele 'lover'. The original usage was as a term of endearment applied to either sex; later becoming a familiar form of address to a male friend. The current sense dates from the late 17th century.

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Pronunciación: ɪˌnaməˈrɑːtə
noun
a person's female lover

Hay 4 definiciones de bully en inglés:

bully2

Silabificación: bul·ly
Pronunciación: /ˈbo͝olē
 
/
informal

adjetivo

informal , chiefly North American
Very good; first-rate: the statue really looked bully
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It's a bully conclusion to a riveting journey through time.
  • That is why this franchise is the closest yet to possibly, maybe, being that bully team the NFL has lacked since the Cowboys faded almost a decade ago.

exclamación

(bully for) Volver al principio  
An expression of admiration or approval: he got away—bully for him
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Yummy, bully for you!
  • And I say bully for him.
  • Bully for her, and bully for you if you have a similar situation.

Origen

late 16th century (originally of a person meaning 'admirable, gallant, jolly'): from bully1. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.

Hay 4 definiciones de bully en inglés:

bully3

Silabificación: bul·ly
Pronunciación: /ˈbo͝olē
 
/
(also bully beef) informal

sustantivo

Corned beef.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She opened the back door only to see thrown down on the lawn an empty can of her bully beef and, to make matters worse, an empty tin of her cat's food!
  • We had bacon too, bully beef, endless tea, and biscuits which were very hard.
  • They climb over each other, snatching spaghetti, Irish stew and bully beef from the air and each other.

Origen

mid 18th century: from French bouilli, literally 'boiled'.

Hay 4 definiciones de bully en inglés:

bully4

Saltos de línea: bully

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sustantivo (plural bullies)

(also bully off) An act of starting play in field hockey, in which two opponents strike each other’s sticks three times and then go for the ball.

verbo (bullies, bullying, bullied)

[no object] Volver al principio  
(also bully off) (In field hockey) start play with a bully.

Origen

late 19th century (originally denoting a scrum in Eton football): of unknown origin.