toro
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toro(
toh
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roh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
a. bull
El Partido Verde pretende prohibir el maltrato de los toros en las corridas.The Green Party seeks to ban the mistreatment of bulls in bullfights.
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toro
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. bull
los torosbullfighting
toro de lidiafighting bull
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
coger el toro por los cuernosto take the bull by the horns
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ver los toros desde la barrerato watch from the wings
ir a los torosto go to a bullfight
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
nos va a pillar el torowe're going to be late
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toro
1 (Zoología) bull
coger el toro por los cuernos
irse a la cabeza del toro
to take the bull by the horns
echar el toro a algn to give sb a severe dressing-down (familiar)
hacer un toro (Teat) to stand in for somebody
a toro pasado with hindsight; in retrospect
soltar el toro a algn to give sb a severe dressing-down (familiar)
toro bravo toro de lidia fighting bull
2 (hombre) strong man; he-man (familiar); tough guy (familiar)
ser toro corrido to be an old hand at it; be an old fox
3
los toros (corrida) bullfight
singular
; (s)
(toreo) bullfighting;
ir a los toros to go to the bullfight; este año no habrá toros there will be no bullfight this year; no me gustan los toros I don't like bullfighting
ciertos son los toros it turns out that it's true
ver los toros desde la barrera to stand on the sidelines; remain uncommitted
4
hacer toros to play truant; cut class
5
Toro (Zodíaco) Taurus
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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