Translation of muzzle in Spanish:


hocico, n.

Pronunciation /ˈməzəl//ˈmʌz(ə)l/


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    hocico masculine
    • She stroked his head and caressed his muzzle to her face.
    • They have black silky fur, roundish heads, short muzzles with a naked face and ears.
    • I nodded and outstretched my hand, petting the muzzle of the horse, letting it get used to me before I swung myself up on its bare back.
    • He gave the horse a rub on the muzzle as it lowered its head and snorted a welcome at him.
    • It had a fairly square head, with a much shorter muzzle than a Labrador.
    • These mammals are all characterized by an elongated body, a face with a pointed muzzle, short legs and, generally, a long, furry tail.
    • The shepherds prefer dogs with heavy, rough heads and large muzzles.
    • They had large, broad heads, short muzzles and tiny, deep-set eyes.
    • Most species have relatively small heads with short, pointed or semipointed, erect ears and a relatively long, pointed muzzle.
    • She handed treats over the fence to five horses and caressed their muzzles, then turned to wave to journalists before heading inside again.
    • In addition, she had a shorter tail, a rounder head, a shorter muzzle, rounder eyes and greater distance between the eyes than did the Siamese.
    • The back is usually more profoundly black, and the muzzle, ears, and limbs have cinnamon coloration as well.
    • He gently stroked the horse's muzzle and whispered to him softly, and the animal quietened almost immediately.
    • It is a short mammal with rounded ears and a long muzzle.
    • Almost all of them had slim heads with narrow muzzles and small brain cavities.
    • Wrinkles creased his furry muzzle, as though he was smelling something foul.
    • She has a beautiful even, harsh coat, dark wheaten in colour and a dear wee head with a good-shaped muzzle.
    • Hoss straightened up and stroked his horse's soft muzzle, puzzling at the problem.
    • The horse shoved his muzzle malevolently against the spaniel's face, eyeball to eyeball.
    • She smiled upon reaching him and gently petted the horse's long muzzle.
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    (restraining device)
    bozal masculine
    a muzzle on the press una mordaza para la prensa
    • Another award winner in the Ukraine was walking his dog when a police cadet pointed out that dogs in that area must be walked with a muzzle and a leash.
    • The owner of the terrier, which had no lead or muzzle, had apparently walked away leaving Tasmin to fight for Mogget's life on her own.
    • But unlike the wolf who's eyes Selene was seeing through, this one was wearing a muzzle and was chained to the wall.
    • Teera looked at it and her heart filled with anger when she saw the blood on its muzzle and the broken arrow in its side, but she stayed where she was.
    • That also resulted in new legislation - muzzles to be worn in public, stronger sentences for bad dog owners etc etc.
    • Raine was bound tightly by a rope around her neck and a muzzle on her jaws.
    • And so now I find myself explaining to anyone who I see while out walking that my dogs are not dangerous and then I have to explain why they wear the muzzles.
    • We reminded Sophie that she was going to have to work for her keep, and we spent time trying to accustom her to walking on a lead and wearing a muzzle.
    • In photographs designed to raise gamblers' adrenaline levels, the dogs tear around a race track after a fake rabbit, the whites of their eyes glinting and their jaws straining against their wire muzzles.
    • Pittbulls are meant to be wearing muzzles at all times.
    • He seemed sad that she was kept in a cage day in and day out with a muzzle on her mouth to keep her from harming the visitors.
    • Wearing a muzzle does not in anyway hurt your dog.
    • If such dogs are likely to bite passers-by for no reason the animals really need to be kept at home or a muzzle should be used to ensure they cannot attack anyone.
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    (of gun)
    boca feminine
    • The early designs consisted of a cup which was fitted onto the muzzle of a rifle.
    • Never point the muzzle of your firearm at yourself or anyone else, even if it is unloaded.
    • Travis raised the muzzle and held the shotgun across his body.
    • He pushed the door open with the muzzle of his shotgun, his finger sliding off the exterior of the trigger guard to curl around the trigger.
    • The muzzle of the shotgun broke a branch in front of him, sending a loud crack into the forest.
    • The man in the bed sat up and looked up in shock at the gun muzzle pointed at his chest.
    • By the late 17th century devices were being developed to fire grenades from the muzzles of flintlock muskets.
    • So simply clear your sights and muzzle before firing to achieve optimum results on the target.
    • Try doing it when you're staring into the open muzzle of a rifle.
    • So keep your finger off the trigger unless you are willing to shoot and don't point the muzzle at anything you are not willing to shoot.
    • He places the handcuff's chains on the rifle's muzzle and pushes it to the air and causes the rifle holder to pull the trigger.
    • He held a semi-automatic rifle with its muzzle pointed in her direction, but not directly at her.
    • An instant later, the door burst open and he was staring down the muzzles of two semi-automatics and a handgun.
    • But there was one mistake - the statue showed the soldier in a most unmilitary posture with his hands clasped over the muzzle of his firearm.
    • Such a covering is safe provided it is over the muzzle and none of the covering material extends into the barrel.
    • Do not lead into openings with your elbows, feet or the end of your weapon's muzzle.
    • Make it a habit to know where your muzzle is pointed at all times, even when your firearm is unloaded.
    • Minute differences in the behavior of the firearm prior to the bullet's exit of the muzzle are readily seen on the target.
    • Even when the safety is on, maintain control of your loaded firearm and control the direction of the muzzle.
    • The first hint he had that something was wrong was when the pistol's muzzle came to rest on the back of his head.

transitive verb

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    (press/critics) amordazar
    he muzzled the dog le puso el bozal al perro
    • Thailand's once vocal print media has been muzzled.
    • A time when dictatorship was at its peak, and the press was being muzzled and suppressed right across the continent.
    • In the U.S. writers can be muzzled less overtly.
    • The effect was to muzzle the one person at that time trying to sound an alarm.
    • In one week, three media outlets critical of the president were muzzled.
    • Unfortunately, in the last few years a rash of cases, statutes, and rules has made it easier for adversaries of the poor to silence them by muzzling their lawyers.
    • They will do and say anything to muzzle those who bear witness to the truth, and challenge their radical views of personal autonomy.
    • The army may be capable of muzzling him but that doesn't make it advisable.
    • The Los Angeles Times visually muzzled the rioters by banishing them from the paper's most important page.
    • But despite a number of arrests, the independent press refused to be muzzled.
    • Sometimes she was tempted to muzzle her sister so that she couldn't say or do anything embarrassing, especially in school like this.
    • After street battles in January 1974, the regime muzzled the news media.
    • The CBC, embarrassed once too often by its most popular sports commentator, has muzzled him.
    • It seems like blatant sheltering and effectively muzzles the people expressing their views.
    • Reluctant to muzzle her guest directly, Ross hatched a cunning plan.
    • He appeals to a staunch, hard-core audience, and it would be a shame if they muzzle him.
    • His father has been scandalising us for years, despite repeated attempts to muzzle him.
    • They had been muzzled by the State for too long and wanted their own representation, one survivor insisted.
    • We seem to be muzzling the Press to protect the government,’ he said.
    • Fastbuck medical chains are muzzling doctors from telling patients things that could affect their health and ability to get better.