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American English: /ˈpɔɪz(ə)n/
British English: /ˈpɔɪz(ə)n/

Translation of poison in Spanish:


countable or uncountable
  • to take poison
    to hate somebody like poison
    odiar a alguien a muerte
    Spencer's name was poison to him
    no podía ni oír mencionar el nombre de Spencer
    what's your poison? [colloquial] [humorous]
    ¿qué vas a tomar?

transitive verb

  • 2 (infect)
    Example sentences
    • He tried to poison us like lower animals, like the mice that pester storybook villages, the insects that fly around the heads of those that I read about.
    • Towards the end, as he's dying of an undefined illness, we realize he picks up chicks by poisoning their pets but acting so super nice and stuff.
    • The snake's venom poisoned the wolf and raven's blood.
  • 3 (pollute)
    Example sentences
    • On the Australian mainland, they killed them by giving them poisoned food and clothing contaminated by diseases they had never before experienced.
    • Scary reports are all over the media here in southern California about some nutball who poisoned some baby food.
    • In June 2002, following threats that their food would be poisoned, the men were unable to eat for a period of seven days.
  • 4 (make poisonous) a poisoned dart
    un dardo envenenado
    Example sentences
    • But this is still not all there is in combat, as you can poison your weapons or arrows to do even more damage.
    • The Sultan's army was primarily light cavalry armed with crossbows that shot poisoned arrows.
    • I was especially wary of them this time, now that I knew their swords were poisoned, and dodged them as they attempted to advance on me.
  • 5 (corrupt)
    to poison somebody's mind against somebody
    indisponer a alguien contra alguien
    Example sentences
    • And, if your opponent is indeed guilty of abusing those around him: It won't be long before he fatally poisons his campaign with destructive behavior.
    • But I simply cannot remain silent and sit here and listen when a party that is trying to attain power at any cost poisons the relationship between the two peoples of this country.
    • Their bitterness poisons their attitude and their outlook on life.
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