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American English: /hɔrs/
British English: /hɔːs/

Translation of horse in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (Zoology) to ride a horse
    montar a caballo
    andar a caballo (Southern Cone) (Mexico)
    he lost a lot of money on the horses
    perdió mucho dinero en las carreras de caballos
    from the horse's mouth [colloquial]I want to hear it straight from the horse's mouth
    quiero que me lo diga él mismo/ella misma
    his/her high horsewhen he gets on his high horse …
    cuando se pone a pontificar …
    you'd better get down off your high horse
    va a ser mejor que bajes el gallo [colloquial]
    hold your horses [colloquial]
    ¡un momentito!
    horses for courses (British English) [colloquial]
    a cada cual, lo suyo
    I could eat a horse
    tengo un hambre canina
    me comería una vaca entera
    to back the wrong horse
    hacer una mala elección
    to be a horse of another o a different color to beat o (British English) flog a dead horse [colloquial]talking to them about cutting expenditure is a case of beating a dead horse
    hablarles de reducir gastos es como arar en el mar or como machacar en hierro frío
    asking him to contribute is like beating a dead horse
    pedirle que colabore es pedirle peras al olmo
    to change horses in midstream
    cambiar de parecer ( or de política etc) a mitad de camino
    to drive a horse and cart through something
    arrasar con algo
    to eat like a horse
    comer como un sabañón or como una lima (nueva)
    wild horseswild horses wouldn't make me go back to that job
    por nada del mundo volvería a ese trabajo
    wild horses couldn't keep me away
    no me lo perdería por nada del mundo
    you can lead o take a horse to water but you can't make it drink
    puedes darle un consejo a alguien, pero no puedes obligarlo a que lo siga
    (before noun) horse blanket
    manta (feminine) para caballo
    Example sentences
    • A horse pulling a cart carrying racegoers was struck by lightning and died and a passenger was killed.
    • The mowing machine for the barley and oats was pulled by two horses and carried two people - the blades would be flying when it was in use.
    • Domestic donkeys interact well with other livestock animals such as horses, cows, goats, sheep, and llamas.
    Example sentences
    • I now have more mares than male horses though among the top 10 I own three of them are males.
    • The photo is cropped closely so that the reader is not aware that he's looking at a picture of a male horse rather than a mare.
    Example sentences
    • On the roof of the cave deft hands had painted bison, elk, horses and wild boars.
    • Wild horses can be tamed, but Finch said it takes someone who is knowledgeable and experienced.
    • The horse family - Equiidae - was an especial success story during the Neogene.
  • 2 countable (vaulting-block)
    Example sentences
    • And the wall bars and horses which have characterised school gym halls for hundreds of years will be replaced by treadmills and electronic recumbent bikes.
    • R. Mikaelyan was first among the Soviet gymnasts who started with the long horse.
    • A year later Olga won her first award at the national title meet - a gold medal in the horse vault.
  • 3 (cavalry) (+ plural verb) light horse
    Example sentences
    • The cavalry regiments have always been splendidly dressed, with the light horse being the most dashing.
    • He fought alongside the duke at the naval battles off Lowestoft in 1665 and at Sole Bay in 1672 and, though a catholic, was made colonel of a regiment of horse.
    • The next level down was the commander of the fire unit - the horse artillery troop or foot artillery company - equivalent to modern batteries.
  • 4 uncountable (heroin) [slang]
    Example sentences
    • For the great horse called heroin will take you to hell.
    • Instead of a bunch of layabouts smoking glue and cracking charlie's horse with LSD, we could have good, fit criminals with discipline and firearms skills.
    • He remembers his first taste of marijuana, his first snort of horse.

Phrasal verbs

horse around

verb + adverb
hacer barullo
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