encierro
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encierro(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (protest)
a. sit-in
Los estudiantes llevan ya tres días de encierro en la Facultad de Derecho.The students' sit-in at the Law School has lasted for three days now.
2. (isolation)
a. seclusion
Vivía entregada a sus recuerdos, y se negaba a salir de su encierro.She lived in her memories, and refused to leave her seclusion.
3. (incarceration)
a. prison
Mandela fue liberado en 1990, tras 27 años de encierro.Mandela was freed in 1990, after 27 years in prison.
4. (fiesta)
a. running of the bulls
El encierro ha durado dos minutos y no ha habido heridos por asta.The running of the bulls has lasted for two minutes and there have been no wounded by bulls' horns.
5. (cattle used in a bullfight)
a. bulls used in a bullfight
El encierro es de la ganadería González Blanco.The bulls used in the bullfight are from the González Blanco ranch.
6. (enclosure for bulls)
a. bull pen
Los toros fueron conducidos al encierro el día anterior a la corrida.The bulls were taken to the bull pen the day before the bullfight.
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encierro
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (protesta)
a. sit-in
2. (bullfighting)
a. running of the bulls
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encierro
1 (de manifestantes) sit-in; (en fábrica) sit-in; work-in
2 (reclusión)
nunca sale de su habitación, no hay quien la saque de su encierro she never leaves her room, no one can persuade her to come out
3 (Taur) (fiesta) running of the bulls; (toril) bull pen
note See culture box in entry sanfermines.
4 (cárcel) prison
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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