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hocus pocus

  • 1 abracadabra

    intj.
    hocus-pocus.
    m.
    abracadabra.
    * * *
    1 abracadabra
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino abracadabra
    * * *
    Ex. The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.
    * * *
    masculino abracadabra
    * * *

    Ex: The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.

    * * *
    abracadabra
    * * *
    abracadabra

    Spanish-English dictionary > abracadabra

  • 2 engaño

    m.
    1 deceit, deception, trickery, cheating.
    2 lie, hoax, trick, take-in.
    3 fraudulence, deceitfulness.
    4 delusion, false impression.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: engañar.
    * * *
    1 deceit, deception
    2 (estafa) fraud, trick, swindle
    3 (mentira) lie
    4 (error) mistake
    \
    estar en un engaño to be mistaken
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=acto) [gen] deception; (=ilusión) delusion

    aquí no hay engaño — there is no attempt to deceive anybody here, it's all on the level *

    2) (=trampa) trick, swindle
    3) (=malentendido) mistake, misunderstanding

    padecer engaño — to labour under a misunderstanding, labor under a misunderstanding (EEUU)

    4) pl engaños (=astucia) wiles, tricks
    5) [de pesca] lure
    6) Cono Sur (=regalo) small gift, token
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( mentira) deception
    b) (timo, estafa) swindle, con (colloq)
    c) ( ardid) ploy, trick
    2) (Taur) cape
    * * *
    = fraud, snare, sham, hoax, deceit, subterfuge, confidence trick, deception, swindle, rip-off, swindling, cheating, hocus pocus, caper, dissimulation, fiddle, trickery, bluff, con trick, con, con job.
    Ex. At our library in Minnesota we have clearly identified material that deals with many types of business and consumer frauds, national liberation movements, bedtime, Kwanza, the Afro-American holiday.
    Ex. Whilst telematics for Africa is full of snares, it is the way towards the road to mastery in the future.
    Ex. The NCC argue that the three other rights established over the last three centuries -- civil, political and social -- are 'liable to be hollow shams' without the consequent right to information.
    Ex. This article examines several controversial cataloguing problems, including the classification of anti-Semitic works and books proven to be forgeries or hoaxes.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Policing fraud and deceit: the legal aspects of misconduct in scientific enquiry'.
    Ex. Citing authors' names in references can cause great difficulties, as ghosts, subterfuges, and collaborative teamwork may often obscure the true begetters of published works.
    Ex. Unless universal education is nothing more than a confidence trick, there must be more people today who can benefit by real library service than ever there were in the past.
    Ex. Furthermore, deception is common when subjects use e-mail and chat rooms.
    Ex. The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex. The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex. The swindling & deception the immigrants encountered often preyed on their Zionist ideology & indeed, some of the crooks were Jewish themselves.
    Ex. The author discerns 3 levels of cheating and deceit and examines why scientists stoop to bias and fraud, particularly in trials for new treatments.
    Ex. The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.
    Ex. Who was the mastermind of the Watergate caper & for what purpose has never been revealed.
    Ex. In fact, the terms of the contrast are highly ambivalent: order vs. anarchy, liberty vs. despotism, or industry vs. sloth, and also dissimulation vs. honesty.
    Ex. This paper reports a study based on an eight-week period of participant observation of a particular form of resistance, fiddles.
    Ex. It is sometimes thought that a woman's trickery compensates for her physical weakness.
    Ex. The most dramatic way to spot a bluff is to look your opponent in the eye and attempt to sense his fear.
    Ex. The social contract has been the con trick by which the bosses have squeezed more and more out of the workers for themselves.
    Ex. He has long argued that populist conservatism is nothing more than a con.
    Ex. The global warming hoax had all the classic marks of a con job from the very beginning.
    ----
    * autoengaño = self-deception.
    * conducir a engaño = be misleading, be deceiving.
    * conseguir mediante engaño = bluff + Posesivo + way into.
    * entrar mediante engaño = bluff + Posesivo + way into.
    * llevar a engaño = be misleading, be deceiving.
    * someter a engaño = perpetrate + deception.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( mentira) deception
    b) (timo, estafa) swindle, con (colloq)
    c) ( ardid) ploy, trick
    2) (Taur) cape
    * * *
    = fraud, snare, sham, hoax, deceit, subterfuge, confidence trick, deception, swindle, rip-off, swindling, cheating, hocus pocus, caper, dissimulation, fiddle, trickery, bluff, con trick, con, con job.

    Ex: At our library in Minnesota we have clearly identified material that deals with many types of business and consumer frauds, national liberation movements, bedtime, Kwanza, the Afro-American holiday.

    Ex: Whilst telematics for Africa is full of snares, it is the way towards the road to mastery in the future.
    Ex: The NCC argue that the three other rights established over the last three centuries -- civil, political and social -- are 'liable to be hollow shams' without the consequent right to information.
    Ex: This article examines several controversial cataloguing problems, including the classification of anti-Semitic works and books proven to be forgeries or hoaxes.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Policing fraud and deceit: the legal aspects of misconduct in scientific enquiry'.
    Ex: Citing authors' names in references can cause great difficulties, as ghosts, subterfuges, and collaborative teamwork may often obscure the true begetters of published works.
    Ex: Unless universal education is nothing more than a confidence trick, there must be more people today who can benefit by real library service than ever there were in the past.
    Ex: Furthermore, deception is common when subjects use e-mail and chat rooms.
    Ex: The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex: The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex: The swindling & deception the immigrants encountered often preyed on their Zionist ideology & indeed, some of the crooks were Jewish themselves.
    Ex: The author discerns 3 levels of cheating and deceit and examines why scientists stoop to bias and fraud, particularly in trials for new treatments.
    Ex: The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.
    Ex: Who was the mastermind of the Watergate caper & for what purpose has never been revealed.
    Ex: In fact, the terms of the contrast are highly ambivalent: order vs. anarchy, liberty vs. despotism, or industry vs. sloth, and also dissimulation vs. honesty.
    Ex: This paper reports a study based on an eight-week period of participant observation of a particular form of resistance, fiddles.
    Ex: It is sometimes thought that a woman's trickery compensates for her physical weakness.
    Ex: The most dramatic way to spot a bluff is to look your opponent in the eye and attempt to sense his fear.
    Ex: The social contract has been the con trick by which the bosses have squeezed more and more out of the workers for themselves.
    Ex: He has long argued that populist conservatism is nothing more than a con.
    Ex: The global warming hoax had all the classic marks of a con job from the very beginning.
    * autoengaño = self-deception.
    * conducir a engaño = be misleading, be deceiving.
    * conseguir mediante engaño = bluff + Posesivo + way into.
    * entrar mediante engaño = bluff + Posesivo + way into.
    * llevar a engaño = be misleading, be deceiving.
    * someter a engaño = perpetrate + deception.

    * * *
    A
    1 (mentira) deception
    lo que más me duele es el engaño it was the deceit o deception that upset me most
    fue víctima de un cruel engaño she was the victim of a cruel deception o swindle, she was cruelly deceived o taken in
    vivió en el engaño durante años for years she lived in complete ignorance of his deceit
    es un engaño, no es de oro it's a con, this isn't (made of) gold ( colloq)
    2 (ardid) ploy, trick
    se vale de todo tipo de engaños para salirse con la suya he uses all kinds of tricks o every trick in the book to get his own way
    llamarse a engaño to claim one has been cheated o deceived
    para que luego nadie pueda llamarse a engaño so that no one can claim o say that they were deceived/cheated
    C ( Dep) fake
    * * *

     

    Del verbo engañar: ( conjugate engañar)

    engaño es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    engañó es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    engañar    
    engaño    
    engañó
    engañar ( conjugate engañar) verbo transitivo


    tú a mí no me engañas you can't fool me;
    lo engañó haciéndole creer que … she deceived him into thinking that …;
    engaño a algn para que haga algo to trick sb into doing sth
    b) (estafar, timar) to cheat, con (colloq)


    engañarse verbo pronominal ( refl) ( mentirse) to deceive oneself, kid oneself (colloq)
    engaño sustantivo masculino

    b) (timo, estafa) swindle, con (colloq)


    engañar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to deceive, mislead
    2 (mentir) to lie: no me engañes, ese no es tu coche, you can't fool me, this isn't your car
    3 (la sed, el hambre, el sueño) comeremos un poco para engañar el hambre, we'll eat a bit to keep the wolf from the door
    4 (timar) to cheat, trick
    5 (ser infiel) to be unfaithful to
    II verbo intransitivo to be deceptive: parece pequeña, pero engaña, it looks small, but it's deceptive
    engaño sustantivo masculino
    1 (mentira, trampa) deception, swindle
    (estafa) fraud
    (infidelidad) unfaithfulness
    2 (ilusión, equivocación) delusion: deberías sacarle del engaño, you should tell him the truth
    ♦ Locuciones: llamarse a engaño, to claim that one has been duped
    ' engaño' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    engañarse
    - farsa
    - maña
    - montaje
    - tramar
    - trampear
    - coba
    - descubrir
    - desengañar
    - engañar
    - tapadera
    - tranza
    English:
    deceit
    - deception
    - delusion
    - double-cross
    - game
    - guile
    - impersonation
    - put over
    - ride
    - sham
    - unfaithful
    - hoax
    * * *
    1. [mentira] deception, deceit;
    se ganó su confianza con algún engaño she gained his trust through a deception;
    lo obtuvo mediante engaño she obtained it by deception;
    todo fue un engaño it was all a deception;
    llamarse a engaño [engañarse] to delude oneself;
    [lamentarse] to claim to have been misled;
    que nadie se llame a engaño, la economía no va bien let no one have any illusions about it, the economy isn't doing well;
    no nos llamemos a engaño, el programa se puede mejorar let's not delude ourselves, the program could be improved;
    para que luego no te llames a engaño so you can't claim to have been misled afterwards
    2. [estafa] swindle;
    ha sido víctima de un engaño en la compra del terreno he was swindled over the sale of the land
    3. [ardid] ploy, trick;
    de nada van a servirte tus engaños your ploys will get you nowhere;
    las rebajas son un engaño para que la gente compre lo que no necesita sales are a ploy to make people buy things they don't need
    4. Taurom bullfighter's cape
    5. [para pescar] lure
    * * *
    m
    1 ( mentira) deception, deceit
    2 ( ardid) trick;
    llamarse a engaño claim to have been cheated
    * * *
    1) : deception, trick
    2) : fake, feint (in sports)
    * * *
    1. (mentira) lie
    2. (trampa) trick
    3. (timo) swindle

    Spanish-English dictionary > engaño

  • 3 falso

    adj.
    1 false, fake, dummy, counterfeit.
    2 false, delusory, misleading.
    3 false, liar, deceitful, fake.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: falsar.
    * * *
    1 (no verdadero) false, untrue
    2 (moneda) false, counterfeit; (cuadro, sello) forged
    3 (persona) insincere, false; (sonrisa) false
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (persona) insincere person
    \
    dar un paso en falso (tropezar) to trip, stumble 2 (cometer un error) to make a mistake, make a wrong move
    en falso (con falsedad) falsely 2 (sin apoyo) without proper support
    jurar en falso to commit perjury
    falsa alarma false alarm
    * * *
    (f. - falsa)
    adj.
    1) false, untrue
    2) fake
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [acusación, creencia, rumor] false

    falso testimonio — perjury, false testimony

    2) [firma, pasaporte, joya] false, fake; [techo] false; [cuadro] fake; [moneda] counterfeit
    3) (=insincero) [persona] false, insincere; [sonrisa] false
    4) [caballo] vicious
    5)

    en falso: coger a algn en falso — to catch sb in a lie

    dar un paso en falso — (lit) to trip; (fig) to take a false step

    2.
    SM CAm, Méx false evidence
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    1)
    a) < billete> counterfeit, forged; < cuadro> forged; < documento> false, forged; <diamante/joya> fake; <cajón/techo> false
    b) ( insincero) < persona> insincere, false; <sonrisa/promesa> false
    2)
    a) ( no cierto) <dato/nombre/declaración> false

    eso es falso — that is not true, that is untrue

    b)

    en falso: jurar en falso to commit perjury; golpear en falso — to miss the mark

    * * *
    = dummy, false, sham, spurious, unauthentic, faked, untrue, bogus, deceitful, pseudo, fake, two-faced, inauthentic, phony [phoney], meretricious, counterfeit, insincere, hocus pocus, specious, dishonest, mendacious, delusional.
    Ex. DOBIS/LIBIS, therefore, assigns them the dummy master number zero.
    Ex. The concept 'Senses' constitutes a false link in the chain.
    Ex. A sham catalog is a disservice to the user, and participating in the creation of a sham catalog is personally degrading to a professional.
    Ex. Examples would include giving a spurious impression of busyness at the reference desk.
    Ex. So, in the bicentennial spirit here's a three-point bill of particulars or grievances (in addition to what was mentioned previously with respect to offensive or unauthentic terms).
    Ex. Libri was accused of stealing manuscripts of unique importance and rarity from French provincial libraries in the 1840s and inserting faked notes of provenance, substituting Italian place names for French ones.
    Ex. Public library collections are of little use to scholars and have failed to provide the communications links that might prove this hypothesis untrue.
    Ex. The article 'A bogus and dismal science, or the eggplant that ate library schools' discusses the reasons for the perennial professional indentity crisis amongst librarians.
    Ex. Again, on the matter of the sources already consulted by the enquirer, the implication is not that he is unreliable or deceitful, but that in looking up the Encyclopedia Americana he may not be aware of the existence of the index.
    Ex. Sometimes authors write ' pseudo abstracts' to meet deadlines for articles or for talks to be delivered.
    Ex. This article deals with the detection of fake letters and documents.
    Ex. This course looks at this two-faced society with guided field trips to cemeteries and to the architecture of Edinburgh's underworld below the great banks and public buildings.
    Ex. Much of the culture of Western democracies has increasingly become inauthentic or phony.
    Ex. Much of the culture of Western democracies has increasingly become inauthentic or phony.
    Ex. The responsibility of the critic must be to maintain rigorous standards, and strive to alert the public to the implications for the future of a market flooded with meretricious productions.
    Ex. Criminal charges are to be brought against 3 people after the seizure of counterfeit copies of British Telecom's PhoneDisc, a CD-ROM database containing the company's 100 or so telephone directories.
    Ex. There is a point when participation may become mere meddling and insincere.
    Ex. The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.
    Ex. This comparative frame of reference is specious and irrelevant on several counts.
    Ex. Mostly facsimiles are made without dishonest intent, although some have certainly been intended to deceive, and the ease with which they can be identified varies with the reproduction process used.
    Ex. I love movies like that -- where slowly, gradually, bit by bit, all the characters realize that the villain was really disastrously mendacious and criminal.
    Ex. Despite what false patriots tell us, we now have a delusional democracy, not one that citizens can trust to serve their interests.
    ----
    * abeto falso = spruce.
    * alegación falsa = ipse dixit.
    * charlatanería falsa = cant.
    * crear falsas ilusiones = create + false illusions.
    * dar una falsa impresión = keep up + facade, put on + an act.
    * dar un paso en falso = make + a false move.
    * democracia falsa = travesty democracy.
    * diamante falso = rhinestone.
    * erradicar falsas ideas = erase + misconceptions.
    * erradicar una falsa idea = dispel + idea.
    * falsa alabanza = lip service.
    * falsa ilusión = delusion.
    * falsa política de integración de minorías = tokenism.
    * falsa pretensión = false pretence.
    * falsa sensación de seguridad = false sense of security.
    * falso pretexto = false pretence.
    * falso testimonio = perjury.
    * hablar en falso = speak with + a split tongue, speak with + a forked tongue, speak with + a twisted tongue.
    * hacer un movimiento en falso = make + a false move.
    * idea falsa = misconception, bogus idea, illusion.
    * movimiento en falso = false move.
    * nivel jerárquico falso = false link.
    * paso en falso = false move.
    * pista falsa = red herring.
    * resultar falso = prove + false.
    * sonar falso = have + a hollow ring.
    * toma falsa = outtake.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    1)
    a) < billete> counterfeit, forged; < cuadro> forged; < documento> false, forged; <diamante/joya> fake; <cajón/techo> false
    b) ( insincero) < persona> insincere, false; <sonrisa/promesa> false
    2)
    a) ( no cierto) <dato/nombre/declaración> false

    eso es falso — that is not true, that is untrue

    b)

    en falso: jurar en falso to commit perjury; golpear en falso — to miss the mark

    * * *
    = dummy, false, sham, spurious, unauthentic, faked, untrue, bogus, deceitful, pseudo, fake, two-faced, inauthentic, phony [phoney], meretricious, counterfeit, insincere, hocus pocus, specious, dishonest, mendacious, delusional.

    Ex: DOBIS/LIBIS, therefore, assigns them the dummy master number zero.

    Ex: The concept 'Senses' constitutes a false link in the chain.
    Ex: A sham catalog is a disservice to the user, and participating in the creation of a sham catalog is personally degrading to a professional.
    Ex: Examples would include giving a spurious impression of busyness at the reference desk.
    Ex: So, in the bicentennial spirit here's a three-point bill of particulars or grievances (in addition to what was mentioned previously with respect to offensive or unauthentic terms).
    Ex: Libri was accused of stealing manuscripts of unique importance and rarity from French provincial libraries in the 1840s and inserting faked notes of provenance, substituting Italian place names for French ones.
    Ex: Public library collections are of little use to scholars and have failed to provide the communications links that might prove this hypothesis untrue.
    Ex: The article 'A bogus and dismal science, or the eggplant that ate library schools' discusses the reasons for the perennial professional indentity crisis amongst librarians.
    Ex: Again, on the matter of the sources already consulted by the enquirer, the implication is not that he is unreliable or deceitful, but that in looking up the Encyclopedia Americana he may not be aware of the existence of the index.
    Ex: Sometimes authors write ' pseudo abstracts' to meet deadlines for articles or for talks to be delivered.
    Ex: This article deals with the detection of fake letters and documents.
    Ex: This course looks at this two-faced society with guided field trips to cemeteries and to the architecture of Edinburgh's underworld below the great banks and public buildings.
    Ex: Much of the culture of Western democracies has increasingly become inauthentic or phony.
    Ex: Much of the culture of Western democracies has increasingly become inauthentic or phony.
    Ex: The responsibility of the critic must be to maintain rigorous standards, and strive to alert the public to the implications for the future of a market flooded with meretricious productions.
    Ex: Criminal charges are to be brought against 3 people after the seizure of counterfeit copies of British Telecom's PhoneDisc, a CD-ROM database containing the company's 100 or so telephone directories.
    Ex: There is a point when participation may become mere meddling and insincere.
    Ex: The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.
    Ex: This comparative frame of reference is specious and irrelevant on several counts.
    Ex: Mostly facsimiles are made without dishonest intent, although some have certainly been intended to deceive, and the ease with which they can be identified varies with the reproduction process used.
    Ex: I love movies like that -- where slowly, gradually, bit by bit, all the characters realize that the villain was really disastrously mendacious and criminal.
    Ex: Despite what false patriots tell us, we now have a delusional democracy, not one that citizens can trust to serve their interests.
    * abeto falso = spruce.
    * alegación falsa = ipse dixit.
    * charlatanería falsa = cant.
    * crear falsas ilusiones = create + false illusions.
    * dar una falsa impresión = keep up + facade, put on + an act.
    * dar un paso en falso = make + a false move.
    * democracia falsa = travesty democracy.
    * diamante falso = rhinestone.
    * erradicar falsas ideas = erase + misconceptions.
    * erradicar una falsa idea = dispel + idea.
    * falsa alabanza = lip service.
    * falsa ilusión = delusion.
    * falsa política de integración de minorías = tokenism.
    * falsa pretensión = false pretence.
    * falsa sensación de seguridad = false sense of security.
    * falso pretexto = false pretence.
    * falso testimonio = perjury.
    * hablar en falso = speak with + a split tongue, speak with + a forked tongue, speak with + a twisted tongue.
    * hacer un movimiento en falso = make + a false move.
    * idea falsa = misconception, bogus idea, illusion.
    * movimiento en falso = false move.
    * nivel jerárquico falso = false link.
    * paso en falso = false move.
    * pista falsa = red herring.
    * resultar falso = prove + false.
    * sonar falso = have + a hollow ring.
    * toma falsa = outtake.

    * * *
    falso -sa
    A
    1 ‹billete› counterfeit, forged; ‹cuadro› forged
    2 ‹documento› (copiado) false, forged, fake; (alterado) false, forged
    3 (simulado) ‹diamante/joya› fake; ‹bolsillo/cajón/techo› false
    4 (insincero) ‹persona› insincere, false; ‹sonrisa› false; ‹promesa› false
    B
    1 (no cierto) ‹dato/nombre/declaración› false
    eso es falso, nunca afirmé tal cosa that is not true o that is untrue, I never said such a thing
    2
    en falso: jurar en falso to commit perjury
    golpear en falso to miss the mark
    esta tabla está en falso this board isn't properly supported
    la maleta cerró en falso the suitcase didn't shut properly
    el tornillo giraba en falso the screw wouldn't grip
    paso1 m C 1. (↑ paso (1))
    Compuestos:
    feminine false alarm
    feminine false modesty
    masculine ( Der) false testimony, perjury
    no levantar falso testimonio ( Relig) thou shalt not bear false witness
    * * *

     

    falso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo


    cuadro forged;
    documento false, forged;
    diamante/joya fake;
    cajón/techo false

    sonrisa/promesa false
    c) ( no cierto) ‹dato/nombre/declaración false;

    eso es falso that is not true o is untrue;

    falsa alarma false alarm;
    falso testimonio sustantivo masculino (Der) false testimony, perjury
    falso,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 false: eso que dices es falso, what you're saying is wrong
    había un puerta falsa, there was a false door
    nombre falso, assumed name
    2 (persona) insincere: Juan me parece muy falso, I think Juan is insincere
    3 (falsificado) forged
    dinero falso, counterfeit o bogus money
    II m (persona) insincere person, hypocrit
    ♦ Locuciones: en falso, false: jurar en falso, to commit perjury
    ' falso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cierta
    - cierto
    - falaz
    - falsa
    - fantasma
    - incierta
    - incierto
    - jurar
    - perjurar
    - testimonio
    - colar
    - supuesto
    English:
    absolutely
    - affected
    - bogus
    - counterfeit
    - deceitful
    - disingenuous
    - dud
    - fake
    - false
    - false move
    - faux pas
    - hollow
    - insincere
    - phoney
    - sham
    - slimy
    - spurious
    - two-faced
    - untrue
    - untruthful
    - smooth
    - spruce
    - sycamore
    - trumped-up
    - two
    * * *
    falso, -a
    adj
    1. [afirmación, información, rumor] false, untrue;
    eso que dices es falso what you are saying is not true;
    en falso [falsamente] falsely;
    [sin firmeza] unsoundly;
    si haces un movimiento en falso, disparo one false move and I'll shoot;
    dio un paso en falso y se cayó he missed his footing and fell;
    jurar en falso to commit perjury
    falsa alarma false alarm;
    falso testimonio [en juicio] perjury, false evidence;
    dar falso testimonio to give false evidence
    2. [dinero, firma, cuadro] forged;
    [pasaporte] forged, false; [joyas] fake;
    un diamante falso an imitation diamond
    3. [hipócrita] deceitful;
    no soporto a los falsos amigos que te critican a la espalda I can't stand false friends who criticize you behind your back;
    basta ya de falsa simpatía that's enough of you pretending to be nice;
    Fam Hum
    es más falso que Judas he's a real snake in the grass
    Ling falso amigo false friend;
    falsa modestia false modesty
    4. [simulado] false
    falsa costilla false rib;
    falso estuco [en bricolaje] stick-on plasterwork;
    falso muro false wall;
    falso techo false ceiling
    nm,f
    [hipócrita] hypocrite
    * * *
    adj
    1 false
    2 joyas fake; documento, firma forged; monedas, billetes counterfeit
    3
    :
    declarar en falso commit perjury
    4 persona false
    * * *
    falso, -sa adj
    1) falaz: false, untrue
    2) : counterfeit, forged
    * * *
    falso adj
    1. (en general) false
    2. (billete, cuadro) forged
    3. (joya) fake
    4. (persona) false / insincere

    Spanish-English dictionary > falso

  • 4 ilusionista

    f. & m.
    1 conjurer, magician.
    2 illusionist, conjuror, magician, conjurer.
    * * *
    1 illusionistic
    1 conjurer, illusionist
    * * *
    SMF conjurer, illusionist
    * * *
    masculino y femenino conjuror, illusionist, magician
    * * *
    = conjurer [conjuror], illusionist.
    Ex. It is known that the word 'hocus pocus' appeared in the seventeenth century as a mock-Latin formula or incantation used by conjurers.
    Ex. Two Lithuanian illusionists have reportedly set three new world records for holding their breath underwater.
    * * *
    masculino y femenino conjuror, illusionist, magician
    * * *
    = conjurer [conjuror], illusionist.

    Ex: It is known that the word 'hocus pocus' appeared in the seventeenth century as a mock-Latin formula or incantation used by conjurers.

    Ex: Two Lithuanian illusionists have reportedly set three new world records for holding their breath underwater.

    * * *
    conjuror, illusionist, magician
    * * *
    conjurer, magician
    * * *
    m/f conjurer, illusionist

    Spanish-English dictionary > ilusionista

  • 5 latinajo

    m.
    1 Latinism, Latin phrase, Latin word.
    2 dog Latin.
    * * *
    1 familiar Latin phrase
    * * *
    SM (=latín macarrónico) dog Latin, bad Latin
    * * *
    latinazgo masculino
    a) (fam) ( frase latina) Latin word/expression
    b) ( latín incorrecto) dog latin
    * * *
    = dog Latin, mock Latin.
    Ex. Writers and filmmakers also often employ dog Latin (or dog Greek) when in need of names for characters, places or objects.
    Ex. It is known that the word 'hocus pocus' appeared in the seventeenth century as a mock-Latin formula or incantation used by conjurers.
    * * *
    latinazgo masculino
    a) (fam) ( frase latina) Latin word/expression
    b) ( latín incorrecto) dog latin
    * * *
    = dog Latin, mock Latin.

    Ex: Writers and filmmakers also often employ dog Latin (or dog Greek) when in need of names for characters, places or objects.

    Ex: It is known that the word 'hocus pocus' appeared in the seventeenth century as a mock-Latin formula or incantation used by conjurers.

    * * *
    latinajo, latinazgo
    1 ( fam) (frase latina) Latin word/expression
    * * *
    Fam Pey
    1. [expresión, término en latín]
    soltó un latinajo he came out with some fancy term in Latin;
    el latinajo de la flor es Iris germanica the fancy Latin name for the flower is Iris germanica
    2. [latín macarrónico] dog Latin
    * * *
    m fam
    palabra Latin word; frase Latin phrase; ( latín incorrecto) dog Latin

    Spanish-English dictionary > latinajo

  • 6 latín macarrónico

    m.
    dog Latin.
    * * *
    (adj.) = dog Latin, mock Latin
    Ex. Writers and filmmakers also often employ dog Latin (or dog Greek) when in need of names for characters, places or objects.
    Ex. It is known that the word 'hocus pocus' appeared in the seventeenth century as a mock-Latin formula or incantation used by conjurers.
    * * *
    (adj.) = dog Latin, mock Latin

    Ex: Writers and filmmakers also often employ dog Latin (or dog Greek) when in need of names for characters, places or objects.

    Ex: It is known that the word 'hocus pocus' appeared in the seventeenth century as a mock-Latin formula or incantation used by conjurers.

    Spanish-English dictionary > latín macarrónico

  • 7 magia

    f.
    magic.
    magia blanca/negra white/black magic
    * * *
    1 magic
    \
    como por arte de magia as if by magic
    magia blanca white magic
    magia negra black magic
    número de magia / truco de magia magic trick
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    * * *
    a) ( arte) magic
    b) (encanto, atractivo) magic

    la magia de su vozthe magical quality o the magic of her voice

    * * *
    = wizardry, magic, conjuring.
    Ex. How she ached to be a poet and by some wizardry of pen capture the mysteries going on out there.
    Ex. A leader needs a clear and challenging vision, a magic with words, the ability to motivate others, the courage to stay on course, and the persistence not to lose hope.
    Ex. Subjects range from demonology to bibliographies of books on conjuring.
    ----
    * como por arte de magia = magically, into thin air.
    * magia potajia = hocus pocus.
    * truco de magia = conjuring trick.
    * * *
    a) ( arte) magic
    b) (encanto, atractivo) magic

    la magia de su vozthe magical quality o the magic of her voice

    * * *
    = wizardry, magic, conjuring.

    Ex: How she ached to be a poet and by some wizardry of pen capture the mysteries going on out there.

    Ex: A leader needs a clear and challenging vision, a magic with words, the ability to motivate others, the courage to stay on course, and the persistence not to lose hope.
    Ex: Subjects range from demonology to bibliographies of books on conjuring.
    * como por arte de magia = magically, into thin air.
    * magia potajia = hocus pocus.
    * truco de magia = conjuring trick.

    * * *
    1 (arte) magic
    los prestidigitadores que hacen magia en la televisión the conjurers who do magic o magic tricks on television
    2 (encanto, atractivo) magic
    la magia de su voz the magical quality o the magic of her voice
    Compuesto:
    magia blanca/negra
    white/black magic
    * * *

    magia sustantivo femenino
    magic;

    magia sustantivo femenino magic: lo hizo desaparecer como por arte de magia, he made it disappear as if by magic
    magia blanca/negra, white magic/black magic

    ' magia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adivinar
    - arte
    - truco
    - pase
    English:
    magic
    - magically
    - spell
    - spirit
    - trick
    * * *
    magia nf
    1. [sobrenatural] magic
    magia blanca white magic;
    magia negra black magic
    2. [trucos] magic, conjuring;
    hacer magia to do conjuring o magic tricks;
    un número de magia a conjuring o magic trick
    3. [encanto] magic;
    la magia del cine the magic of the silver screen
    * * *
    magic
    * * *
    magia nf
    : magic
    * * *
    magia n magic

    Spanish-English dictionary > magia

  • 8 magia potajia

    (n.) = hocus pocus
    Ex. The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.
    * * *

    Ex: The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.

    Spanish-English dictionary > magia potajia

  • 9 mago

    m.
    1 magician, conjurer, wonder-worker, conjuror.
    2 wizard, imaginary character of a story, magus.
    3 wizard, crafty person, very ingenious person.
    4 sorcerer.
    5 magus.
    6 astrologer.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (gen) magician, conjurer; (de los cuentos) wizard
    \
    los Reyes Magos the Magi, the Three Wise Men, the Three Kings
    * * *
    mago, -a
    SM / F
    1) (=prestidigitador) magician
    2) [en cuentos] magician, wizard/sorceress

    los Reyes Magos — the Three Wise Men, the Magi frm

    * * *
    - ga masculino, femenino
    a) ( prestidigitador) conjurer, magician
    b) ( en cuentos) wizard, magician
    c) ( persona habilidosa) wizard
    d) (Hist) ( sacerdote) magus
    * * *
    = wizard, magician, sorcerer, conjurer [conjuror], illusionist.
    Ex. I was in for yet another of those numerously produced fantasies in which a pubescent child gets involved with underworld beings that are substandard versions of Le Guin's 'The wizard of Earthsea' or peritonitic spinoffs from the detritus of ill-digested Tolkien.
    Ex. One teacher I knew used to poke his head round the door just at the end of the day and say something like, 'Tomorrow when we meet I am going to tell you about the evil magician,' and then he would disappear leaving us all agog.
    Ex. In legend a potion is a concoction used to heal, bewitch or poison people, made by a magician, sorcerer or witch.
    Ex. It is known that the word 'hocus pocus' appeared in the seventeenth century as a mock-Latin formula or incantation used by conjurers.
    Ex. Two Lithuanian illusionists have reportedly set three new world records for holding their breath underwater.
    ----
    * día de los Reyes Magos, el = Epiphany, the.
    * El Mago de Oz = The Wizard of Oz.
    * * *
    - ga masculino, femenino
    a) ( prestidigitador) conjurer, magician
    b) ( en cuentos) wizard, magician
    c) ( persona habilidosa) wizard
    d) (Hist) ( sacerdote) magus
    * * *
    = wizard, magician, sorcerer, conjurer [conjuror], illusionist.

    Ex: I was in for yet another of those numerously produced fantasies in which a pubescent child gets involved with underworld beings that are substandard versions of Le Guin's 'The wizard of Earthsea' or peritonitic spinoffs from the detritus of ill-digested Tolkien.

    Ex: One teacher I knew used to poke his head round the door just at the end of the day and say something like, 'Tomorrow when we meet I am going to tell you about the evil magician,' and then he would disappear leaving us all agog.
    Ex: In legend a potion is a concoction used to heal, bewitch or poison people, made by a magician, sorcerer or witch.
    Ex: It is known that the word 'hocus pocus' appeared in the seventeenth century as a mock-Latin formula or incantation used by conjurers.
    Ex: Two Lithuanian illusionists have reportedly set three new world records for holding their breath underwater.
    * día de los Reyes Magos, el = Epiphany, the.
    * El Mago de Oz = The Wizard of Oz.

    * * *
    mago -ga
    masculine, feminine
    1 (prestidigitador) conjurer, magician
    2 (en cuentos) wizard, magician
    4 ( Hist) (sacerdote) magus rey
    * * *

    mago
    ◊ -ga sustantivo masculino, femenino




    mago,-a m,f (hechicero) wizard, magician
    el mago de Oz, the Wizard of Oz
    los Reyes Magos, the Wise Men
    ' mago' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    maga
    - rey
    English:
    conjure
    - magician
    - wizard
    - conjurer
    * * *
    mago, -a nm,f
    1. [prestidigitador] magician
    2. [en cuentos, leyendas] wizard
    3. [persona habilidosa] wizard;
    un mago de las finanzas a financial wizard
    * * *
    I m magician; ( brujo) wizard; fig
    magician, wizard
    II adj
    :
    los Reyes Magos the Three Wise Men, the Three Kings
    * * *
    mago, -ga n
    1) : magician
    2) : wizard (in folk tales, etc.)
    3)
    los Reyes Magos : the Magi
    * * *
    mago n
    1. (ilusionista) magician
    2. (brujo) wizard

    Spanish-English dictionary > mago

  • 10 prestidigitador

    m.
    illusionist, legerdemainist, prestidigitator.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 conjuror, magician
    * * *
    prestidigitador, -a
    SM / F (=ilusionista) conjurer, prestidigitator frm; (=malabarista) juggler
    * * *
    - dora masculino, femenino conjurer
    * * *
    = magician, conjurer [conjuror], illusionist.
    Ex. One teacher I knew used to poke his head round the door just at the end of the day and say something like, 'Tomorrow when we meet I am going to tell you about the evil magician,' and then he would disappear leaving us all agog.
    Ex. It is known that the word 'hocus pocus' appeared in the seventeenth century as a mock-Latin formula or incantation used by conjurers.
    Ex. Two Lithuanian illusionists have reportedly set three new world records for holding their breath underwater.
    * * *
    - dora masculino, femenino conjurer
    * * *
    = magician, conjurer [conjuror], illusionist.

    Ex: One teacher I knew used to poke his head round the door just at the end of the day and say something like, 'Tomorrow when we meet I am going to tell you about the evil magician,' and then he would disappear leaving us all agog.

    Ex: It is known that the word 'hocus pocus' appeared in the seventeenth century as a mock-Latin formula or incantation used by conjurers.
    Ex: Two Lithuanian illusionists have reportedly set three new world records for holding their breath underwater.

    * * *
    masculine, feminine
    conjurer, prestidigitator ( frmlor hum)
    * * *

    prestidigitador
    ◊ - dora sustantivo masculino, femenino

    conjurer
    prestidigitador,-ora sustantivo masculino y femenino conjurer, magician

    ' prestidigitador' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    prestidigitadora
    - mago
    English:
    conjurer
    - magician
    * * *
    prestidigitador, -ora nm,f
    conjuror
    * * *
    m, prestidigitadora f conjurer
    * * *
    : conjurer, magician

    Spanish-English dictionary > prestidigitador

  • 11 rompecabezas

    m. s.&pl.
    1 jigsaw (game).
    3 jigsaw puzzle, picture puzzle.
    4 riddle, brainteaser, brain-teaser, puzzle.
    * * *
    1 (juego) (jigsaw) puzzle
    2 (problema) riddle, puzzle, conundrum
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM INV
    1) (=juego) jigsaw, jigsaw puzzle
    2) (=algo complicado) puzzle; (=problema) problem, headache
    * * *
    masculino (pl rompecabezas) puzzle
    * * *
    = conundrum, jigsaw, jigsaw puzzle, puzzle.
    Ex. Recently AACR Rule 98 was changed and Rule 99 was dropped, creating more of these fine conundrums.
    Ex. If, in addition, this new piece of information provides an important missing piece of the 'mental jigsaw' or helps to restructure it, we tend to attach greater value to it.
    Ex. Examples of types of specific material designation that would be described in the physical description area are: hand puppet, jigsaw puzzle, film loop, film reel, paperweight, stereograph reel, and so on.
    Ex. We talk heatedly about books that lie beyond our present concerns because these allow us to speculate and often present us with puzzles we want to explore.
    ----
    * rompecabezas mental = brain tickler.
    * rompecabezas mental = brain teaser.
    * * *
    masculino (pl rompecabezas) puzzle
    * * *
    = conundrum, jigsaw, jigsaw puzzle, puzzle.

    Ex: Recently AACR Rule 98 was changed and Rule 99 was dropped, creating more of these fine conundrums.

    Ex: If, in addition, this new piece of information provides an important missing piece of the 'mental jigsaw' or helps to restructure it, we tend to attach greater value to it.
    Ex: Examples of types of specific material designation that would be described in the physical description area are: hand puppet, jigsaw puzzle, film loop, film reel, paperweight, stereograph reel, and so on.
    Ex: We talk heatedly about books that lie beyond our present concerns because these allow us to speculate and often present us with puzzles we want to explore.
    * rompecabezas mental = brain tickler.
    * rompecabezas mental = brain teaser.

    * * *
    jigsaw (puzzle)
    * * *

    rompecabezas sustantivo masculino (pl

    rompecabezas m inv
    1 (juego para encajar piezas) puzzle, jigsaw
    (para crear una figura geométrica, dividir un espacio, un laberinto, etc) brain-teaser, puzzle
    2 (problema, acertijo) riddle, puzzle: el reparto de la herencia es un auténtico rompecabezas, the shareout of the inheritance is a complicated matter

    ' rompecabezas' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    encajar
    - armar
    - desarmar
    - puzzle
    English:
    brainteaser
    - hocus-pocus
    - jigsaw
    - puzzle
    * * *
    rompecabezas nm inv
    1. [juego] jigsaw (puzzle)
    2. Fam [problema] puzzle
    * * *
    m inv puzzle
    * * *
    rompecabezas nms & pl
    : puzzle, riddle
    * * *
    1. (juego) jigsaw
    2. (problema) puzzle

    Spanish-English dictionary > rompecabezas

  • 12 timo

    m.
    1 swindle (estafa).
    ¡eso es el timo de la estampita! (informal) it's a complete rip-off!
    3 thymus (anatomy).
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: timar.
    * * *
    1 (estafa) swindle, fiddle, confidence trick
    \
    dar un timo / dar el timo to swindle, cheat
    ¡vaya timo! familiar (película etc) what a rip off!
    ————————
    1 (glándula) thymus
    * * *
    noun m.
    con, swindle
    * * *
    SM swindle, con trick *

    dar un timo a algn — to swindle sb, con sb *

    ¡es un timo! — it's a rip-off! *

    * * *
    masculino (fam) con (colloq), scam (colloq)
    * * *
    = confidence trick, swindle, rip-off, swindling, cheating, hocus pocus, con trick, con, con job.
    Ex. Unless universal education is nothing more than a confidence trick, there must be more people today who can benefit by real library service than ever there were in the past.
    Ex. The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex. The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex. The swindling & deception the immigrants encountered often preyed on their Zionist ideology & indeed, some of the crooks were Jewish themselves.
    Ex. The author discerns 3 levels of cheating and deceit and examines why scientists stoop to bias and fraud, particularly in trials for new treatments.
    Ex. The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.
    Ex. The social contract has been the con trick by which the bosses have squeezed more and more out of the workers for themselves.
    Ex. He has long argued that populist conservatism is nothing more than a con.
    Ex. The global warming hoax had all the classic marks of a con job from the very beginning.
    * * *
    masculino (fam) con (colloq), scam (colloq)
    * * *
    = confidence trick, swindle, rip-off, swindling, cheating, hocus pocus, con trick, con, con job.

    Ex: Unless universal education is nothing more than a confidence trick, there must be more people today who can benefit by real library service than ever there were in the past.

    Ex: The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex: The article 'Online scams, swindles, frauds and rip-offs' lists some of the most better known Internet frauds of recent times.
    Ex: The swindling & deception the immigrants encountered often preyed on their Zionist ideology & indeed, some of the crooks were Jewish themselves.
    Ex: The author discerns 3 levels of cheating and deceit and examines why scientists stoop to bias and fraud, particularly in trials for new treatments.
    Ex: The final section of her paper calls attention to the ' hocus pocus' research conducted on many campuses.
    Ex: The social contract has been the con trick by which the bosses have squeezed more and more out of the workers for themselves.
    Ex: He has long argued that populist conservatism is nothing more than a con.
    Ex: The global warming hoax had all the classic marks of a con job from the very beginning.

    * * *
    A ( fam); con ( colloq), con trick ( colloq), scam ( colloq)
    le dieron un timo y perdió todos sus ahorros she was conned out of all her savings ( colloq)
    ¡vaya timo de coche! this car has been a real rip-off o waste of money! ( colloq)
    Compuestos:
    ser el timo de la estampita to be an absolute rip-off ( colloq)
    B ( Anat, Biol) thymus
    * * *

    Del verbo timar: ( conjugate timar)

    timo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    timó es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    timar    
    timo
    timar ( conjugate timar) verbo transitivo
    to swindle, cheat
    timo sustantivo masculino (fam) con (colloq), scam (colloq)
    timar vtr (estafar) to cheat, swindle
    familiar rip off: te han timado, you've been swindled o cheated
    timo m fam pey
    1 (estafa) swindle, scam
    familiar rip-off
    2 fam pey (sin calidad) ¡vaya timo de película!, this film is a real rip-off!
    ' timo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    camelo
    - engaño
    - estafa
    - golpe
    English:
    con
    - rip-off
    - scam
    - confidence
    - swindle
    * * *
    timo nm
    1. [estafa] swindle;
    ¡qué timo! what a rip-off!
    el timo de la estampita = confidence trick in which the victim buys a pile of pieces of paper thinking them to be bank notes; Fam
    ¡eso es el timo de la estampita! it's a complete rip-off!
    2. Anat thymus
    * * *
    m confidence trick, swindle;
    * * *
    timo nm, fam : swindle, trick, hoax
    * * *
    timo n swindle

    Spanish-English dictionary > timo

  • 13 pasapasa

    m.
    legerdemain, sleight of hand, hocus-pocus.
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > pasapasa

  • 14 drogar

    • dope up
    • hockey
    • hocus-pocus

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > drogar

  • 15 engańar

    • bamboozle
    • befool
    • beguile
    • cheat on
    • cozen
    • deceive
    • defraud
    • delude
    • do a snow job on
    • do down
    • dupe
    • fool
    • gull
    • hocus-pocus
    • humbug
    • outmaneuver
    • play false
    • pull a face
    • pull a fast one on
    • pull a long face
    • put one over
    • put upon
    • spoof
    • string along
    • take for a ride

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > engańar

  • 16 peón de albańil

    • bricklayer's laborer
    • hocus-pocus
    • hodge-podge
    • hodgepodge of inheritance
    • hoe

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > peón de albańil

  • 17 peón de mano

    • hocus-pocus
    • hodge-podge
    • hodgepodge of inheritance
    • hoe
    • mason's help

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > peón de mano

  • 18 fórmula mágica

    f.
    hocus-pocus.

    Spanish-English dictionary > fórmula mágica

  • 19 truco mágico

    m.
    magic trick, hocus-pocus.

    Spanish-English dictionary > truco mágico

  • 20 capacho

    • dipper
    • hocus
    • hod carrier
    • night flower
    • night humidity
    • shopping basket
    • wicker basket

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > capacho

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  • Hocus-pocus — Ho cus po cus, n. [Prob. invented by jugglers in imitation of Latin. Cf. {Hoax}, {Hocus}.] 1. A term used by magicians or conjurers in pretended incantations. [1913 Webster] 2. A juggler or trickster. [Archaic] Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 3. A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hocus-pocus — Ho cus po cus, v. t. To cheat. [Colloq.] L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hocus pocus — Hocus pocus, 1) Wörter, welche Taschenspieler bei ihren Kunststücken aussprechen. Man hat die etymologische Abstammung dieser Formel von hoc est corpus aus dem Missale; od. von dem wallisischen hocced, Betrug; od. dem englischen pocke, Tasche u.a …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hocus Pocus — Hocus Pocus, S. Hokus Pokus …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • hocus-pocus — mummery, *gibberish, abracadabra …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hocus-pocus — [n] deception, magic abracadabra*, artifice, cant, chant, charm, cheating, chicanery, conjuring, deceit, delusion, flimflam*, fraud, gibberish, gobbledegook*, hoax, humbug, imposture, incantation, jargon, juggling, legerdemain, mumbo jumbo*,… …   New thesaurus

  • hocus-pocus — ► NOUN 1) meaningless talk used to deceive. 2) a form of words used by a conjuror. ORIGIN from hax pax max Deus adimax, a pseudo Latin phrase used as a magic formula by conjurors …   English terms dictionary

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