Translation of bull in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /bʊl/


  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (male bovine) toro (masculine) to be like a bull in a china shop ser* como chivo or elefante en cristalería [colloquial/familiar] to take the bull by the horns agarrar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* al toro por los cuernos or las astas (before noun/delante del nombre) bull neck cuello (masculine) corto y ancho rag1 1 1 1.2 (male of other species) macho (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [elephant/seal/moose] macho (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable)
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    • Flanked by dunes and beaches, Ano Nuevo Point is the winter home for thousands of northern elephant seals, with bulls staging dramatic fights for breeding rights.
    • But only 800 of India's 20,000 elephants are bulls now.
    • As the saying goes, when elephant bulls fight, it is the grass that suffers.
  • 3 countable/numerable (papal edict) bula (feminine)
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    • Taking no chances, the pope issued a papal bull automatically excommunicating any printer who might make an alteration in the text.
    • In mid-1349, Pope Clement VI issued a papal bull denouncing the flagellants as a heretical movement.
    • Witches were also put on trial, following a papal bull against witchcraft issued in 1484.
  • 4 uncountable/no numerable [slang/argot] (boasting, lying) estupideces (fpl), chorradas (fpl) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], macanas (feminine plural) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], jaladas (feminine plural) (Mexico/México) [slang/argot] shoot2 1 1 1
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    • He went there, had a little bit of a photo-op, made a little bit of a quip that he thought that he had seen a lot of bull in Washington, but he certainly was seeing a lot more there.
    • Do you think astrology is totally cool or complete bull?
    • But now we know that was all bull, and so I now believe I was wrong.
  • 5 countable/numerable [colloquial/familiar] bullseye

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