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bull

noun uk   /bʊl/ us  

bull noun (ANIMAL)

B1 [C] a male cow, or the male of particular animals such as the elephant or the whale: They did not see the sign by the gate saying "Beware of the bull".
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bull noun (FINANCE)

[C] specialized finance & economics a person who buys shares in companies hoping the price will rise, so that they can be sold later at a profit
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bull noun (NONSENSE)

[U] informal complete nonsense or something that is not true: Don't give me that bull about not knowing the time.
Translations of “bull”
in Korean 황소…
in Arabic ثَوْر…
in French mâle, centre d’une cible…
in Turkish boğa…
in Italian toro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 公牛, 雄象…
in Russian бык…
in Polish byk…
in Spanish toro, diana…
in Portuguese touro…
in German der Bulle, das Bullauge…
in Catalan toro, brau…
in Japanese 雄牛…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 公牛, 雄象…
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