Share this entry

fox
American English: /fɑks/
British English: /fɒks/

Translation of fox in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (animal) he's a sly old fox (before noun) fox cub
    cachorro (masculine) de zorro
    Example sentences
    • Eagles, rattlesnakes, deer, pronghorn antelope, foxes, coyotes, and mountain lions roam the area.
    • There are 36 species of Canidae, including dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals and foxes.
    • When raccoons, coatis, foxes, coyotes, skunks, or bears bit the models, they left tooth marks in the plasticine.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable (fur) red/silver fox
    zorro rojizo/plateado
    (before noun) (jacket/collar)
    de zorro
    2.2 countable (garment)
    zorros (masculine plural)
    Example sentences
    • It will join that old fox stole I rescued from a charity shop.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (perplex) [colloquial]
    dejar perplejo
    the problem had him foxed
    el problema lo tenía perplejo
    1.2 (trick)
    Example sentences
    • But she throws in a slower serve which foxes the French player.
    • There are almost humorous situations: when a woman at a medical clinic tries to palm it off to an unsuspecting receptionist, and when an art dealer is foxed by the way his wife has been cheated.
    • The 22-year-old student admitted the greens had foxed him, but was delighted with his achievement of reaching the final.
    Example sentences
    • But he made his disdain clear: as far back as 1954, he complained of his ‘beefing, threatening, foxing and conniving.’

intransitive verb

  • (paper)
    mancharse

Definition of fox in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day mecate
    Pronunciation:
    m
    string …
    Cultural fact of the day

    Opus Dei

    Opus Dei - Latin for "God's Work" - is a Catholic organization founded in Spain in 1928. The Opus became very influential in Spanish society, above all by founding schools and universities. The aim was to create an élite which would spread Christian ideals throughout society. The University of Navarre is one of its foremost institutions.