decoy
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decoy(
di
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koy
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dih
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koy
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hunting)
a. el señuelo
(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).
Tom has a decoy that looks like a deer.Tom tiene un señuelo que parece un venado.
b. el reclamo
(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).
(birds)
Chris put several decoys in the pond and waited for ducks to come closer.Chris colocó varios reclamos en el estanque y esperó a que se acercaran los patos.
c. el cebo
(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).
(fish)
She uses a decoy that looks like a baby turtle when she goes fishing.Utiliza un cebo que parece una tortuga bebé cuando sale a pescar.
2. (diversion)
a. el señuelo
(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).
Conrad used his brother-in-law as a decoy so he could get away after the robbery.Conrad utilizó a su cuñado de señuelo para escapar después del robo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to lure)
a. atraer con un señuelo
The hunters decoyed the elephants and killed them.Los cazadores atrajeron los elefantes con un señuelo y los mataron.
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decoy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (also fig)
a. el señuelo
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. atraer con un señuelo
to decoy somebody into doing somethinglograr que alguien haga algo utilizando un señuelo
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decoy
noun
[ˈdiːkɔɪ] (bird) (artificial) señuelo (m); reclamo (m); (live) cimbel (m); señuelo (m); reclamo (m); (bait) cebo (m); señuelo (m);
transitive verb
[dɪˈkɔɪ] atraer (con señuelo)
modifier
[ˈdiːkɔɪ]
decoy duck (n) pato (m) de reclamo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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