- 1 (stupid person)what a stupid fool he is!tonto, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)I was fool enough to believe him¡qué idiota or imbécil es!to make a fool of oneselffui tan tonto or idiota que le creíto make somebody look a foolhacer el ridículoshe made herself look an utter o absolute fooldejar a alguien en ridículoif you don't believe me, then more fool youhizo un ridículo espantosohe's no o nobody's foolsi no me crees, peor para tinot to suffer fools gladlyno tiene un pelo de tontonadie le toma el peloto act o play the fooltener muy poca paciencia con las estupideces de la genteto live in a fool's paradisehacer payasadashacer el payaso (Spain)to send somebody on a fool's errandvivir engañadoa fool and his money are soon partedmandar a alguien a dar un paseítomandar a alguien a ver si llueve (Latin America) [humorous]there's no fool like an old foola los tontos no les dura el dinerofools rush in (where angels fear to tread)no hay peor tonto que un viejo tontoExample sentences
- Dealing with drunken fools who don't know when to quit is the downside to any bar job.
- More than a necessary evil, it has become a mandatory fool's errand.
- We're all on a fool's errand, credit card in hand.
- 2 (jester)Example sentences
- In Twelfth Night, Feste plays the role of a humble clown employed by Olivia's father playing the licensed fool of their household.
- He, too, is an extension of More, both of his comic side in general and of his love of fools and clowns in particular, as reported by Erasmus.
- Samis are often stereotyped as the comical helpers of Santa Claus or, even more negatively, as drunken fools or jesters.
- who are you trying to fool?you had me completely fooled¿a quién te crees que estás engañando?to fool somebodyme tenías absolutamente convencida
intosomething/ -ingI fooled him into thinking that …she was fooled into giving us the keyle hice creer que …conseguimos engañarla para que nos diera la llaveExample sentences
- Do you mean to suggest that Chinese people are fooled or fool themselves into living in a false world?
- She was fooled into using her fame to help promote a slimming drink, which turned out to be tea.
- The design is practically flawless, the use of textures and atmosphere so real that you are fooled into a sense of realism.
- 1.1→ fool around 1.2 (joke) I was only foolingestaba bromeandolo dije ( or hice etc) en bromaExample sentences
- These may only be laughing and fooling about, but given all the publicity about drugs etc, people are afraid to walk past or talk to them.
- Our engineers were fooling about in the studio singing vulgar songs and making rude remarks in front of the microphone.
- Destined for academic greatness, Masters says he still had time to fool about at grammar school in Richmond, North Yorkshire.
- → fool around 1
- 1.1 (act foolishly) children shouldn't fool around with electricity
noun(especially British English) (Cookery)
- countable or uncountable(postre a base de puré de frutas y crema)Example sentences
- Fruit fools, jellies, and ice creams were popular desserts.
- For dessert, we ordered the rhubarb and strawberry fool, with stem ginger ice cream.
- Use it trickled over ice-cream sundaes, on pancakes, or with the banana fool above.
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