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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of deceiving)
a. deceit
La empresa recurrió al engaño para justificar el despido de empleados.The company resorted to deceit in order to justify the layoff of employees.
b. deception
Gómez es un hombre que está acostumbrado al engaño.Gómez is a man who's used to deception.
2. (ruse)
a. trick
¿Dices que fue todo un engaño? ¿Entonces nunca hablaste con Elvis?You're telling me it was nothing but a trick? So you never spoke to Elvis?
b. ploy
Kevin ideó un engaño que resultó efectivo para mantener lejos a sus oponentes.Kevin devised an effective ploy to hold off his opponents.
c. hoax
¿Crees que ese video de la autopsia a un extraterrestre es un engaño montado por el gobierno?Do you think that video of an alien autopsy is a hoax perpetrated by the government?
d. swindle
Algunos tipos de negocios, como los esquemas de pirámides, son un engaño.Some kinds of businesses, like pyramid schemes, are a swindle.
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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. (mentira, broma)
a. deceit
2. (estafa)
a. swindle
ha sido víctima de un engaño en la compra del terrenohe was swindled over the sale of the land
no nos llamemos a engaño, el programa se puede mejorar y mucholet's not kid ourselves, the program could be a lot better
que nadie se llame a engaño, la economía no va bienlet no one have illusions about it, the economy isn't doing well
3. (ardid)
a. ploy, trick
las rebajas son un engaño para que la gente compre estupidecesthe sales are a swindle intended to try to make people buy rubbish
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1 (acto) (gen) deception; (ilusión) delusion
todo es engaño it's all a sham; llamarse a engaño to protest that one has been cheated; que nadie se llame a engaño let nobody say he wasn't warned; aquí no hay engaño there is no attempt to deceive anybody here; it's all on the level (familiar)
2 (trampa) trick; swindle
3 (malentendido) mistake; misunderstanding
padecer engaño to labour under a misunderstanding; labor under a misunderstanding; (EEUU) no haya engaño let there be no mistake about it
4 engaños (astucia) wiles; tricks
5 [de pesca] lure
6 (S. Cone) (regalo) small gift; token
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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