Flashcards in Vocabulario inglés Deck (292)
n. 1 BRITISH INFORMAL a lazy and slovenly person. 2 [mass noun] IRISH muddy land. ■ v. [no obj.] BRITISH INFORMAL behave in a lazy and slovenly manner: he spent his life watching television and generally slobbing around.
adj. (especially of a person or their appearance) untidy and dirty: a fat, slovenly ex-rock star. -(especially of a person or action) careless; excessively casual: slovenly speech
n. 1 a device consisting of a bar or wheel with a set of angled teeth in which a pawl, cog, or tooth engages, allowing motion in one direction only.
(ratchet something up/down) cause something to rise (or fall) as a step in what is perceived as an irreversible process: the Bank of Japan ratcheted up interest rates again
v. (frets, fretting, fretted) 1 [no obj.] be constantly or visibly anxious: she fretted about the cost of groceries. -[with obj.] cause anxiety to: his absence during her times awake began to fret her.
Asustar, pegar un susto
Dispositivo de seguridad. Sistema infalible, a toda prueba.
Salir corriendo o disparado.
Para rematarla, por si fuera poco.
Final reckoning: la hora de la verdad.
Reckon: calcular, considerar. He's reckoned to be one of the best
n. a religious folk song or popular hymn, particularly one associated with Christmas: we sang carols by candlelight. ■ v. (carols, carolling, carolled; US carols, caroling, caroled) 1 [with obj.] sing or say (something) happily: [with direct speech] ‘Goodbye,’ he carolled.
n. 1 a large flat dish or plate for serving food.
adj. evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way: his eyes were strangely compelling | a compelling film.
adj. elaborate in structure or decoration: the furniture was very fancy | a fancy computerized system.
- sophisticated or expensive in a way that is intended to impress: fancy hotels and restaurants.
n. 1 a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation: the club's financial predicament.
n. a mixture of various ingredients or elements.
n. 1 BRITISH HISTORICAL a small metal cooking pot with a long handle, typically having legs. 2 NORTH AMERICAN a frying pan.
n. a slow or stupid person.
n. a short sound as of a small, solid object dropping into water without a splash.
v. (plops, plopping, plopped) fall or cause to fall with a plop: [no obj.] the stone plopped into the pond | [with obj.] she plopped a sugar cube into the cup. -(plop oneself down) sit or lie down gently but clumsily: he plopped himself down on the nearest chair.
prep. & adv. 1 situated directly below (something else).
n. a wooden walkway across sand or marshy ground.
-NORTH AMERICAN a promenade along a beach or waterfront, typically made of wood.
n. [mass noun] excessively lengthy or technical speech or writing.
adv. to a moderate extent or by a moderate amount; rather: matters have improved somewhat since then.
Algo, un tanto. Una especie de.
pursue or approach stealthily: a cat stalking a bird.
-harass or persecute (someone) with unwanted and obsessive attention: for five years she was stalked by a man who would taunt and threaten her.
-chiefly LITERARY move silently or threateningly through (a place): the tiger stalks the jungle | FIGURATIVE fear stalked the camp. 2 [no obj., with adverbial of direction] stride somewhere in a proud, stiff, or angry manner: without another word she turned and stalked out.
n. 1 a stealthy pursuit of someone or something.
treat (someone) in an indulgent or overprotective way: I was coddled and cosseted.
2 cook (an egg) in water below boiling point.
n. 1 a small, sharp broad-headed nail. Tachuela.
-NORTH AMERICAN a drawing pin.
2 a long stitch used to fasten fabrics together temporarily, prior to permanent sewing. Hilvanar.
3 a method of dealing with a situation or problem; a course of action or policy: as she could not stop him going she tried another tack and insisted on going with him.
a written statement of the facts and legal points supporting one side of a case, for presentation to a court. Expediente, sumario.