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bald
[bɔːld]
adjective
1. calvo(a) (person); desgastado(a) (tire)
  • to go bald quedarse calvo(a)
  • as bald as a coot (familiar) con la cabeza monda y lironda
  • bald eagle águila (f) calva
  • bald patch calva (f) , claro (m)
2. simple, llano(a) (truth)
  • the report contained a bald statement of the facts el informe or reporte contenía una mera descripción de los hechos (Am)
bald [bɔːld]
adjective
balder (comparative)baldest (superlative)
1 (hairless) [+person, head] calvo; (shaven) pelado
bald patch (on head) calva (f); claro (m); (on animal) calva (f); he can't spend much on the barber's, with that bald head of his con lo calvo que está no puede gastar mucho en peluquería; to go bald quedarse calvo
(as) bald as an egg or a coot más calvo que una bola de billar
the dog had a few bald patches on his back
2 (worn) [+tyre] desgastado; gastado; [+lawn] pelado
bald patches on the lawn/carpet calvas (f) en el césped/la alfombra
there's a bald patch in the middle of the carpet there are a couple of bald patches on the lawn
3 (unadorned) [+statement] directo; sin rodeos; [+style] escueto
these are the bald facts estos son los hechos sin más
The dilemma facing Germans is how to reconcile their fear of nuclear weapons with the bald fact that their closest ally, France, shows no sign of giving them up Thomas blurted out the announcement and I spent some moments groping to find the appropriate context. In a state of shock, people often state bald facts without preparatory contextual information Barings had been rendered effectively bankrupt by liabilities which then stood at 500 million pounds. These are the bald facts
modifier
bald eagle (n) águila (f) de cabeza blanca
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