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bull1

bull1

 
pronunciation:
bUl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
phrases:
take the bull by the horns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sexually mature male of several animal species, such as cattle and elephants.
 
similar words:
male
definition 2: a large, muscular, or aggressive person.
similar words:
bruiser, cave man, he-man, hunk, powerhouse, tarzan
definition 3: one who believes that prices will rise in a particular market such as the stock market, esp. one who buys on the basis of this expectation. (Cf. bear2.)
similar words:
optimist
definition 4: (cap.) the constellation or astrological sign of Taurus.
synonyms:
Taurus
definition 5: (slang) a policeman.
synonyms:
cop, policeman
similar words:
officer
phrase: take the bull by the horns
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bulled, bulling, bulls
definition: to force or shove.
She bulled her way through the crowded train.
synonyms:
push
similar words:
bore, elbow, jostle, press, shove
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of the male sex.
synonyms:
male
similar words:
masculine, virile
definition 2: of, concerning, or like a bull, esp. in size or strength.
synonyms:
bullish
similar words:
beefy, big, brawny, burly, heavyset, hefty, husky, muscular, strapping, strong
definition 3: of or characterized by an increase in the price of something, esp. stocks.
a bull market
synonyms:
bullish
similar words:
confident, favorable
derivation: bull-like (adj.)
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