dummy

dummy(
duh
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mi
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (fool)
a. el imbécil
(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)
, la imbécil
(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)
What a dummy. I can't believe he was smoking while filling the tank with gas.Qué imbécil. No puedo creer que fumara mientras llenaba el tanque de gasolina.
2. (for crash tests)
a. el muñeco
(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)
The marks on the dummy clearly show the points of impact.Las marcas en el muñeco muestran claramente los puntos de impacto.
3. (in store window)
a. el maniquí
(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)
We changed the clothes on the dummies in the window.Cambiamos la ropa de los maniquíes en el aparador.
4. (ventriloquism)
a. el muñeco
(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)
The ventriloquist was so good that he almost had me believing that his dummy was alive.El ventrílocuo era tan bueno que casi me convenció de que su muñeco estaba vivo.
5. (model)
a. la maqueta
(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)
They used a dummy to film the plane crash for the movie.Usaron una maqueta para grabar el accidente de avión para la película.
6. (fake)
a. la imitación
(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)
Are these paintings real Van Goghs? - No, they're just dummies.¿Estos cuadros son Van Gogh auténticos? - No, solo son imitaciones.
7. (sports) (United Kingdom)
a. la finta
(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)
I sold him a dummy and scored. It was great.Le hice una finta y anoté. Estuvo genial.
8. (pacifier) (United Kingdom)
a. el chupete
(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)
The baby's crying. Give him his dummy.El bebé está llorando. Dale el chupte.
9. (in bridge game)
a. el muerto
(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)
I'm the declarer and you're my partner, so you're the dummy.Soy el declarante y tú eres mi pareja, así que eres el muerto.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
10. (not real)
a. de juguete
They used a dummy phone to film the scene.Usaron un teléfono de juguete para grabar la escena.
b. de fogueo (ammunition)
For this scene we're going to use live ammunition to trigger the explosion, not dummy ammunition.Para esta escena vamos a usar municiones reales para detonar la explosión, no municiones de fogueo.
c. fantasma (corporation)
He set up a dummy corporation to hide his identity, but he was still caught.Armó una empresa fantasma para ocultar su identidad, pero lo atraparon de todos modos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
11. (printing; used with "up")
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. preparar una maqueta de
We need to dummy up a cover and a few sample pages to take to the conference.Tenemos que preparar una maqueta de la cubierta y de unas cuantas páginas de muestra para llevar al congreso.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
12. (sports)
a. hacer una finta
The striker dummied the goalkeeper and tapped the ball into the back of the net.El delantero le hizo una finta al portero y luego le dio un toque a la pelota y la envió al fondo de la red.
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dummy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in shop window)
a. el maniquí
(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. (of ventriloquist)
a. el muñeco
(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)
3. (model of car, plane)
a. la modelo m, maqueta
(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)
4. (for baby) (United Kingdom)
a. el chupete
(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)
5. (colloquial)
a. el idiota mf, imbécil
(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)
la idiota mf, imbécil
(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)
(idiot)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
6. (fake)
a. falso(a)
dummy runprueba f
dummy [ˈdʌmɪ]
adjective
(not real) [+gun] de juguete; [+ammunition] de fogueo; [+container] vacío;
noun
1 (for clothes) maniquí (m)
2 (for baby) chupete (m)
3 (Comm) (sham object) envase (m) vacío
4 (Ftbl) finta (f)
5 (Bridge) muerto (m)
6 (idiot) tontoatonta (m) (f);a tonta
modifier
dummy assault dummy attack (n) simulacro (m) de ataque
dummy company (n) empresa (f) fantasma
dummy number (n) (Press) número (m) cero
dummy run (n) (Britain) ensayo (m); prueba (f)
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