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hoot / ululato
 
hoot   [hu:t]
A. -noun
1. (=sound)
a. [of owl]   ululato (m)
(especially British, Great Britain)
b. [of car]   bocinazo (m)
c. [of train]   silbato (m)
d. [of siren]   toque (m) de sirena
·I don't care a hoot
*   (no) me importa un comino *
2. (=laugh)   risotada (f)
·it was a hoot
*   ¡era para morirse de (la) risa!
B. -transitive verb
1. [+person]   abuchear
·to hoot somebody off the stage
·echar a somebody, someone de la escena a chiflidos
2. (especially British, Great Britain)
[+horn]   tocar
·he hooted his horn
tocó la bocina or especially Latin America el claxon
C. -intransitive verb
1. (=make sound)
[owl]   ulular
[person]   (in scorn)   abuchear
[ship, train, factory hooter]   silbar
·to hoot with laughter
·carcajear
2. (especially British, Great Britain)   (automobiles)   tocar la bocina,   tocar el claxon especially Latin America
 
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