Translation of horse in Spanish:

horse

Pronunciation: /hɔːrs; hɔːs/

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable [Zoology/Zoología] caballo (masculine) to ride a horse montar a caballo, andar* a caballo (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (Mexico/México) he lost a lot of money on the horses perdió mucho dinero en las carreras de caballos from the horse's mouth [colloquial/familiar] I want to hear it straight from the horse's mouth quiero que me lo diga él mismo/ella misma his/her high horse when 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/familiar] hold your horses [colloquial/familiar] ¡un momentito! horses for courses (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] 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 ser* harina de otro costal to beat o (British English/inglés británico) flog a dead horse [colloquial/familiar] 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 sth arrasar con algo to eat like a horse comer como un sabañón or como una lima (nueva) wild horses wild 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/delante del nombre) horse blanket gualdrapa (feminine), manta (feminine) para caballo, jerga (feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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/numerable (vaulting-block) potro (masculine), caballo (masculine) (Mexico/México)
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    • 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/+ verbo en plural) caballería (feminine) light horse caballería ligera
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    • 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/no numerable (heroin) [slang/argot] caballo (masculine) [slang/argot]
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    • 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/verbo + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] hacer* barullo, alborotar, armar relajo (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar]

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