Poison in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation and Dictionary
poison
[ˈpɔɪzən]
noun
1. veneno (m)
  • what's your poison? (familiar) ¿qué tomas?
  • poison gas gas (m) tóxico
  • poison ivy zumaque (m)
  • poison pen letter anónimo (m) malicioso
transitive verb
2. envenenar (person, food) (intentionally); intoxicar (accidentally)
  • to poison somebody's mind (against somebody) enemistar or encizañar a alguien (con alguien)
3. contaminar (pollute)
poison [ˈpɔɪzn]
noun
veneno (m)
to die of poison morir envenenado; to take poison envenenarse; they hate each other like poison se odian a muerte
what's your poison? ¿qué toma?
transitive verb
1 envenenar; (chemically) intoxicar
the wells were poisoned habían echado sustancias tóxicas a los pozos
2 envenenar; emponzoñar
to poison sb's mind (against sth/sb) envenenar la mente de algn (contra algo/algn); a poisoned chalice especially (Britain) un arma de doble filo
Some people even claimed that the president appointed his former rival only in the belief that he was giving him a poisoned chalice and that he would not last more than a year He was aware what a potentially poisoned chalice it was to ask anybody to marry the heir to the throne The contract may yet prove to be a poisoned chalice
modifier
poison gas (n) gas (m) tóxico
poison ivy (n) (plant) hiedra (f) venenosa; (rash) urticaria (f)
poison oak (n) (plant) zumaque (m) venenoso; (loosely)
poison ivy See culture box in entry poison.
He is believed to have hatched the break-up scheme as a poison pill against a major onslaught by Hanson Kodak could get a multibillion-dollar bill for damages — a fact that has acted as a poison pill, discouraging takeover attempts The problem is that once most poison pills are adopted, they survive forever
poison pen letter (n) anónimo (m) ofensivo
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