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toad

noun [C] uk   /təʊd/ us    /toʊd/

toad noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a small, brownish-green animal, similar to a frog, that has big eyes and long back legs for swimming and jumping: Toads have drier, lumpier skins than frogs and spend less time in the water.

toad noun [C] (MAN)

informal an extremely unpleasant man, especially one who is not very physically attractive: [as form of address] You lying toad!
Translations of “toad”
in Korean 두꺼비…
in Arabic عَلْجوم (ضِفْدَع طين)…
in French crapaud…
in Turkish kara kurbağası…
in Italian rospo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 蟾蜍,癩蛤蟆…
in Russian жаба…
in Polish ropucha…
in Spanish sapo…
in Portuguese sapo…
in German die Kröte…
in Catalan gripau…
in Japanese ヒキガエル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 蟾蜍,癞蛤蟆…
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