catapult

catapult(
kah
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duh
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puhlt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (military)
a. la catapulta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The army that had surrounded the castle had trebuchets, catapults, and battering rams.El ejército que había rodeado el castillo tenía fundíbulos, catapultas y arietes.
2. (weaponry) (United Kingdom)
a. el tirachinas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Willy got in trouble because he had made a catapult and was shooting small stones at people.Willy se metió en problemas porque había construido un tirachinas y le estaba lanzando piedritas a la gente.
b. la resortera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Why would you give our son a catapult? That's the last thing in the world a boisterous child like him needs.¿Por qué le regalarías una resortera a nuestro hijo? Es lo que menos necesita un niño tan alborotado como él.
c. la honda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Susie fitted the stone into the catapult and took aim at the neighbors' window.Susie colocó la piedra en la honda y la apuntó hacia la ventana de los vecinos.
d. la cauchera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Johnny shot from his catapult and broke Mr. Wilson's window.Johnny disparó con su cauchera y rompió la ventana del Sr. Wilson.
e. la gomera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
The boys were hunting pigeons with their catapults.Los niños estaban cazando palomas con sus gomeras.
f. la china
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
How far can you shoot with your catapult?¿Qué tan lejos puedes tirar con tu china?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to hurl)
a. catapultar
Charlie catapulted a rock across the ravine.Charlie catapultó una roca al otro lado del barranco.
b. lanzar
Ed was not wearing his seatbelt, so the crash catapulted him out the window.Ed no traía su cinturón de seguridad, por lo que el choque lo lanzó por la ventana.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to boost)
a. catapultar
This manager has catapulted many young stars to stardom.Este representante ha catapultado a muchas estrella jóvenes a la fama.
b. lanzar
Kate's still waiting for a producer to catapult her to fame.Kate todavía está esperando que un productor la lance a la fama.
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catapult
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (hand-held) (United Kingdom)
a. el tirachinas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (mediaeval siege weapon, on aircraft carrier)
a. la catapulta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a.
to be catapulted into the airsalir despedido(a) por los aires
to catapult somebody to stardomlanzar or catapultar a alguien al estrellato
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catapult [ˈkætəpʌlt]
noun
1 (Britain) (slingshot) tirador (m); tirachinas (m)
2 (Aer) (Mil) catapulta (f)
transitive verb
1 (Aer) catapultar
2
he was catapulted to fame fue catapultado a la fama
intransitive verb
his record catapulted to number one su disco subió catapultado al número uno
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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