Translation of sucker in Spanish:

sucker

imbécil, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsəkər//ˈsʌkə/

noun

  • 1informal, derogatory

    (fool)
    imbécil feminine
    the poor sucker believed her el pobre imbécil le créyo
    • to play sb for a sucker engañar a algn como a un chino
    • before noun sucker bet apuesta de bobos
    • They have played conservatives like suckers by putting forward conservative nominees to get us all excited, but then they haven't lifted a finger to effectively work to get them confirmed.
    • I'm always a sucker for plot in this type of movie and for once it wasn't completely superficial and full of holes.
    • No, I am not saying that these three popular role models, who were exploited by Home Trade to make suckers out of the common man, must be punished for their silly mistake.
    • We all agreed that there is always that one girl who you are always a sucker for.
    • I must admit up front that I have always been a sucker for this film.
    • I'm always a sucker for books that purport to explain how the world - or at least how America - works.
    • And while the suckers who paid thousands of pounds for tickets on the internet might not feel they got their money's worth, almost everyone else leaves pretty satisfied.
    • Only fools, suckers, and outsiders play fair.
    • I've always been a sucker for film-makers who shake up the snow globe of my so-called life.
    • I admit it, I'm always a sucker for these tongue-in-cheek uses of Indian mythology for product advertising.
    • Always a sucker for shellfish, I chose king prawns in a Mediterranean sauce as a starter at £5.
    • It was one of the suckers who fell for the federal government advertising campaign for superannuation, where, if you put in a thousand dollars the federal government will match it dollar for dollar.
    • Then again, I always was a sucker for Churchill.
    • I've always been a sucker for this type of thing.
    • I've always been a sucker for yam - it's a lovely, bready, fibrous vegetable a little like a well-cooked potato.
    • The cinematography was beautiful and I am always a sucker for pretty pictures.
    • I know a few people who are new age suckers, whom I consider gullible fools because they believe anything they are told.
    • I've always been a sucker for a good sense of humor and turn of phrase; that can cover many flaws.
    • Not only do these right-wing radicals vote against their own economic interests, Frank argues, they're suckers, too.
    • Always a sucker for a bit of cream cheese and smoked salmon I was delighted to discover the basil seasoning added some extra taste sensations to the panini.
    • The gullible sucker actually plunks down money for an ‘outfit’ of software and seed emails.
    • As I sat in that neutral grey temple of bureaucracy wishing I'd brought whoopee cushions, it occurred to me that we are complete suckers for Big Ideas that take the human beings out of democracy.
    • I will always be a sucker for float-fishing, having been reared on the art.
    • I'm not a capitalist pig, but martyrs are suckers.
    • I do feel sorry for the poor suckers who bought the book in the airport bookstore who think they are getting a book about blogs when they are actually getting a typical piece of right wing rubbish.
    • She was always a sucker for a good martial artist but wasn't about to let that slip just yet.
    • Don't feel sorry for the suckers of the pool world.
    • The answer, of course, is that they're hoping to find some suckers who will pay $9 for 25 minutes of broadcast TV.
    • If someone has humiliated you, you pass on the victimization to the next sucker.
    • I've always been a sucker for game collections but this one surprised me when it arrived.
    • Your editor begins by disclosing a prejudice: he is a sucker for real estate.
    • Apart from these more obvious venues to avoid, it can be difficult to know whether or not a particular establishment is serious about wine or just trying to make a quick buck off unsuspecting suckers.
    • To all those of you who have to wake up before the sun begins to even peep out on Monday, all I can say is, when I stumble out of bed late to get my morning cuppa tea, I will think of you all… suckers!
    • I'm always a sucker for a good horn section, so the trombone, trumpet and sax were a welcome sight and sound.
    • But heck, I've always been a sucker for an accent.
    • The price has little more than a nodding acquaintance with the actual value; the only thing that matters is what the next sucker in line is willing to pay.
    • But to these mercenaries sacrifice is for suckers.
    • Yes, someone made it up solely for the purpose of trying to see how many gullible suckers they can con into forwarding it.
    • People who would either forsake government aid if possible, or volunteer their time to create non-state charitable institutions, are liable to be considered suckers.
    • I'm always a sucker for these kind of movies, with innocent, dreamy teenagers wandering around in orange sunlight, seeking some sort of self-discovery.
  • 2

    (suction device)
    (on animal, plant) ventosa feminine
    (made of rubber) ventosa feminine British
    • Some bufonids lay eggs on leaves above water, and a few species have tadpoles that live in torrential streams and have suckers on their bellies, which they use to attach themselves to the substrate.
    • The suckers are attached to the arms by a series of extrinsic muscle bundles.
    • NoNo is the funny little red (nail-eating) robot with rubber sucker feet, given from Ulysses to Telemicus, as a birthday present.
    • If an octopus is induced to attach its suckers to an object covered with a thin coating of dental impression wax, impressions of the suckers in the wax can be observed on the surface of the object.
    • An oral sucker was identified, as was a ventral sucker.
    • Hillstream loaches have flattened bodies and utilize suckers, permanently clinging to rock faces so they are not swept downstream.
    • The end of the tube feet have suckers, which chemically adhere to the substrate.
    • A gecko in the hand feels cool and its broad, padded feet cling to skin like delicate suckers.
    • Belemnites also possessed hooks rather than suckers on their tentacles.
    • A nautilus does not have suckers on its tentacles like an octopus does.
    • Our analysis confirms that members of the Luidiidae and Astropectinidae (order Paxillosida) lack suckers on the tips of their pointed tube feet.
    • Like their cousins, they are hermaphroditic, but unlike them, they do not regenerate if cut up; they are more specialized, having suckers at their tail ends.
    • The lagomorph's ears twitched as six black tentacles covered in suckers and small spines came bursting from its ears.
    • When a live starfish is turned over hundreds of tube feet ending in suckers are seen.
    • For example, an echinostome is named for the spines that surround the oral sucker.
    • The tube feet of ophiuroids lack suckers and ampullae.
    • The head of an adult male is often heavily marked with circular scars from encounters with squid suckers.
    • The male blanket octopus recently photographed by researchers was shown to clutch tentacle segments in his suckers, said Tregenza.
    • At the tapeworm's anterior end is a specialized segment called a scolex, which is usually covered with hooks or suckers and serves to anchor it to the host.
    • The squid's tentacles are armed with suckers, each ringed with tiny teeth to help snare prey.
    • What are the implications of the physical properties of water for suction attachment in octopus suckers?
    • The basic mechanism of suction attachment is straightforward; the sucker forms a seal at the rim and reduces the pressure in the acetabular cavity.
  • 3

    Botany
    (shoot)
    chupón masculine
    mamón masculine
    • From now on I'll remove any suckers that appear as they'll only draw away the plant's energy from the important matter of producing fruit.
    • Many plants, such as strawberries, reproduce both sexually by seeds and also by putting out suckers that produce plants that are simply extensions of the parent plant.
    • The vitex, too, can produce water sprouts, or vigorous vertical growths from larger branches and root suckers from the base of the tree.
    • Grafted roses can put out suckers from the rootstock below the bud union.
    • It sounds as if your mother plant has produced suckers while the fruit has been developing and ripening.
    • Black raspberries do not produce root suckers as do red raspberries.
    • They suffer little from disease and spread (some wilfully) by throwing up new suckers or shoots each year, forming a bristly, neat thicket.
    • Root suckers can be a nuisance, but most gardeners consider them a minor one.
    • Keep root suckers, growths from the base of the tree, removed at all times.
    • If your original plant is healthy and has produced suckers while the fruit has been developing and ripening, a sucker may produce a second fruit.
  • 4US informal

    • If the woman had let me drive a nail - that's right, I wasn't allowed to drive the nails - it wouldn't have taken two hours to get those suckers on the wall.
    • One Scottish scrum disintegrated completely and the Springboks are not noted for giving a sucker an even break.
    • Right, so after one of these suckers and only one, on account of the moderate alcohol consumption as dictated by the party poopers, some tension is alleviated.

transitive verb

US
informal

  • 1

    to sucker sb into-ing embaucar a algn para que + subj