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American English: /haʊnd/
British English: /haʊnd/

Translation of hound in Spanish:


  • 1 (hunting dog) a pack of hounds
    una jauría
    to ride to or follow the hounds
    cazar con jauría
    Example sentences
    • The Dachshund was bred as a badger hound or hunting dog and is known to have existed from the oldest breeds of German hunting dogs such as the Bibarhund.
    • For thousands of years nomadic tribes of the Middle East have bred a hunting hound called the saluki.
    • Topics under discussion ranged from hunting hounds on the track, through to the future of the East Coast Main Line and problems at Leeds Station.
  • 2 (any dog) [humorous]
    chucho (masculine) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • We had 10 years to get his measure, and we got it well enough: he is a publicity hound, an arch opportunist, a cold-eyed political calculator - a hard man, it has to be said, to like, if not to respect.
    • I think our police chief is a media-savvy publicity hound, overly obsessed with his own public image and the image of his force.
    • Underneath, his light-blue oxford was soaked, proving that the Northwest Passage could still make a sea hound sweat.
    Example sentences
    • This marks an interesting divide because women - especially California women - have certainly been willing and eager to vote for that other rapacious hound.
    • Not surprisingly, this gruesome war against the darkest recesses of the human spirit has left him a battered old hound, riddled with scars and guilt.
    • Is this old Hollywood hound learning new tricks?

transitive verb

  • he is being hounded by the press
    está siendo perseguido y acosado por la prensa
    he was hounded from the city
    lo persiguieron hasta hacerlo abandonar la ciudad
    Example sentences
    • No one will badger, harass, bother or hound you about your progress, or lack thereof.
    • Since then, despite making regular payments, I have been hounded and harassed and feel the company has been arrogant throughout.
    • Lindy was persecuted, hounded by the media and the hearing, for security purposes, was relocated to Darwin.

Phrasal verbs

hound down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
darle caza a

hound out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
over the years all his enemies were hounded out
con el tiempo se deshizo de todos sus enemigos
she was hounded out of office
tanto la acosaron, que tuvo que dejar el cargo
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