- 1 1.1 (male bovine) to be like a bull in a china shopser como chivo or elefante en cristalería [colloquial]to take the bull by the hornsagarrar or (especially Spain) coger al toro por los cuernos or las astas(before noun) bull neckcuello (masculine) corto y ancho→ rag1 1 1.2 (male of other species)(before noun) (elephant/seal/moose)
macho invariable adjectiveExample sentences
- 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 [colloquial] → bullseyeExample sentences
- 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.
- (papal edict)Example sentences
- 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.
- uncountable [slang] (boasting, lying)estupideces (feminine plural)→ shoot 2 1 1
chorradas (feminine plural) (Spain) [colloquial]
macanas (feminine plural) (River Plate area) [colloquial]
jaladas (feminine plural) (Mexico) [slang]
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