sucker

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sucker(
suh
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kuhr
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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. (biology)
a. la ventosa
(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)
(of animal)
The octopus stuck its suckers against the glass of the aquarium.El pulpo pegó sus ventosas en el cristal del acuario.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(gullible person)
a. el gil
(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 gila
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
You are such a sucker! You can't swallow everything he says!¡Sos un gil! ¡No podés creerle todo lo que dice!
b. el primo
(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 prima
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The guy told him this whole story about how he'd lost his wallet, and the sucker believed every word.El tipo le contó toda una historia sobre cómo le habían robado la cartera, y el primo se lo creyó todo.
3. (tree growing from the base of another)
a. el chupón
(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)
A sucker has grown up from where we cut the other tree.Creció un chupón de dónde cortamos el otro árbol.
b. el mamón
(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 going to remove this sucker and use it to plant another tree.Voy a arrancar este mamón y usarlo para plantar otro árbol.
c. el serpollo
(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 should cut down the suckers for the benefit of the mother plant.Deberíamos cortar los serpollos por el bien de la planta madre.
4. (candy)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la paleta
(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)
You shouldn't give suckers to your toddler because it will rot his teeth.No debes darle paletas a tu niño pequeño porque le arruinarán los dientes.
b. el chupetín
(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)
(ball-shaped) (Southern Cone)
If you help me, I'll give you a sucker.Si me ayudas, te doy un chupetín.
c. 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)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Do you want a chocolate or grape sucker?¿Quieres un chupete de sabor chocolate o de uva?
d. la piruleta
(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 Spain
(Spain)
His mother bought him a chocolate bar and a cherry sucker.Su madre le compró una tableta de chocolate y una piruleta de cereza.
e. el chupachups
(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)
(ball-shaped (brand name))
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
What type of candy do you want? - I'll take a sucker.¿Qué tipo de chuche quieres? - Cojo un chupachup.
f. la colombina
(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)
There were lots of colorful suckers on the table.La mesa estaba llena de colombinas de colores.
5. (suction cup) (United Kingdom)
a. la ventosa
(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)
There's a sucker on the thermometer so you can attach it to the outside of the window.Hay una ventosa en el termómetro para que puedas adherirlo a la cara exterior de la ventana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to trick; used with "into")
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. embaucar a
The con artist suckered the tourist into buying the fake watch.El timador embaucó al turista para que comprara el reloj falso.
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sucker
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of octopus)
a. la ventosa
(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)
2. (of plant)
a. el chupón m, vástago
(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. (colloquial)
a. el pringado(a) m,f, primo(a)
(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 pringado(a) m,f, primo(a)
(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)
(gullible person)
he's a sucker for blondeslas rubias le chiflan
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sucker [ˈsʌkəʳ]
noun
1 (Zool) (Téc) ventosa (f); (Bot) serpollo (m); mamón (m)
2 (US) (lollipop) pirulí (m); chupete (m); (LAm)
3 (gullible person) primoaprima (m) (f);a prima boboaboba (m) (f);a boba
He'd believe anything — he's such a sucker! THIS IS an easy way to throw a book together: interview 29 elderly men at great length, get some poor sucker to transcribe the result and presto
there's a sucker born every minute nace un primo or un bobo cada minuto
But for the time being, at least, audiotex is an industry secure in the knowledge that there's a sucker born every minute and probably two born for each additional minute
he's a sucker for a pretty girl no puede resistirse a una chica guapa
I'm such a sucker for romance
transitive verb
(US)
If you tell those folks the truth, they won't vote for you. But if you sucker them, they'll vote for you twice over..
to sucker sb into doing sth embaucar a algn para que haga algo; they suckered him out of six grand le estafaron or timaron 6.000 dólares
It is becoming harder for the authorities to sucker healthy banks into taking over smaller ones
modifier
sucker pad (n) ventosa (f)
Honeysuckles form one group of ghe genus Lonicera, and are climbers. Perhaps we should really call them twiners, as they climb, not by tendrils or sucker pads,but by twisting themselves round the host tree or shrub The robot recently demonstrated in Britain weighs 7 kgs. and is about the size of a small suitcase. It has five moveable sucker pads which can alternately grip and release as the robot moves about on the wall
sucker punch (n) (Boxing) also golpe (m) a traición
Canada's Donovan Boucher at Motherwell in 1989, thought long and hard about whether to pursue his dream of one day fighting for a world title, and there was more deep soul-searching a year later when, after totally outclassing hard man Mickey Hughes, he was knocked out by a sucker punch in London We were leading 1-0 with three minutes to go, but Celtic equalised and scored the winner in injury time. It was a real sucker punch Agriculture Minister Lord Strathclyde, who combined a stout defence of the Government's rural policies with some unashamed electioneering.But he almost succumbed to a sucker punch when Scottish National Farmers' Union president John Ross reminded him # In 12 years of Tory Government net farming income has gone down and down
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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