Bull - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bʊl|  American pronunciation of the word bull
Brit.  |bʊl|  British pronunciation of the word bull

noun

- uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
- a large and strong and heavyset man(syn: bruiser, samson, strapper)
- obscene words for unacceptable behavior(syn: bullshit, crap, dogshit, horseshit, shit)
- a serious and ludicrous blunder
- uncomplimentary terms for a policeman (syn: cop, copper, fuzz, pig)
- an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later
- (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus (syn: taurus)

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verb

- push or force
- try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
- speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths (syn: bullshit, fake)
- advance in price

Examples

A bull is to be baited on Monday next.

What a load of bull!

a herd of cows with one bull

Bull! Where did you get that idea?

If we succeed in bulling silver we shall also succeed in bearing gold to the same extent.

he was a bull of a man

I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk

what he said was mostly bull

he made a bad bull of the assignment

He bulled through his demands

Farmers castrated the bull calf.

The bull flared its nostrils.

...just missed the bull's-eye by a hairbreadth...

...only the best marksmen can hit the bull's-eye at 500 feet...

The bull was pawing the dirt.

Word forms

noun
singular: bull
plural: bulls
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