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Synonyms for bull

Synonyms for bull

uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle

a large and strong and heavyset man

uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

an investor with an optimistic market outlook

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(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus

the second sign of the zodiac

the center of a target

a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)

mature male of various mammals of which the female is called 'cow'

push or force

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try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying

speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

advance in price

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References in classic literature ?
Sometimes a bull is timid, finding himself in so strange a place, and he stands trembling, or tries to retreat.
Then Galazi said, "Let us cut meat from the bull with a spear.
Mowgli went through the village street in the dawn, sitting on the back of Rama, the great herd bull.
The great bulls were dancing in the moonlight, leaping in an irregular circle about the flat-topped earthen drum about which three old females sat beating its resounding top with sticks worn smooth by long years of use.
was there ever such a gentle, sweet, pretty, and amiable creature as this bull, and ever such a nice playmate for a little girl?
In his heat and fury, the bull lolls out his tongue; this is instantly clutched by the bear; with a desperate effort he overturns his huge antagonist; and then dispatches him without difficulty.
They saw many tracks of buffalo, and some few bulls, which, however, got the wind of them, and scampered off.
Big with new birth the belly heaves Beneath its screen of scented leaves; Past any doubt, the bull conceives!
But I will seek the Bull about Umballa, and thou canst look for thy River and rest from the clatter of the train.
As soon as his horned friend were down, William turned, clinked off like a long-dog, and jumped safe over hedge, before the praying bull had got on his feet again to take after him.
For awhile we debated whether to go after the wounded bull or to follow the herd, and finally deciding for the latter alternative, departed, thinking that we had seen the last of those big tusks.
Yet through all the agony of that fearful punishment the thag still stood motionless pinning down his adversary, and then the man leaped in, seeing that the blind bull would be the least formidable enemy, and ran his spear through the tarag's heart.
The rest of the herd was up and away in an instant, only the wounded bull remaining, with lowered head and roving eyes searching for the foe.
Now the great bull that had replied to the distant call leaped from the inner circle to dance alone between the drummers and the other bulls.
In this event the bull would, according to custom, approach quite close to the object of his attention, growling hideously and baring slavering fangs.