moco
masculine noun
1. (piece of) snot, bogey ; mucus (medicine)
  • limpiarse los mocos -> to wipe one's nose
  • tener mocos -> to have a runny nose
  • llorar a moco tendido (informal) -> to cry one's eyes out
  • no ser moco de pavo (informal) -> to be something not to be sneezed at, to be no mean feat
  • tirarse el moco (informal) -> to brag

moco [mo’-co]
noun
1. Mucus, a viscid fluid secreted by mucous membranes. (m)
2. Any viscid, glutinous matter. (m)
3. Snuff of a lamp or candle (mecha). (m)
4. Candle drippings. (m)
5. Slag of iron. (m)
  • Moco de pavo -> 1. Crest which hangs over the forehead of a turkey. 2. Any worthless thing.
  • ¿Es moco de pavo -> do you call that nothing
  • No sabe quitarse los mocos -> the fellow does not know how to blow his nose
  • Quitar a uno los mocos -> to knock off one’s nose with a blow
  • Llorar a moco tendido -> to sob one's heart out
  • Tirarse el moco -> to hesitate (vacilar)

moco
1 mucus; snot (familiar)
limpiarse los mocos to blow one's nose; sorberse los mocos to sniff
regresó junto a su madre sorbiéndose ruidosamente los mocos
tener mocos to have a runny nose
llorar a moco tendido to cry one's eyes out
soltar el moco to burst into tears
tirarse el moco (mentir) to lie; (exagerar) to exaggerate; shoot a line (familiar); (jactarse) to brag
2 (Ornitología) crest
no es moco de pavo (es importante) it's no trifle; it's not to be sneezed at; (es grave) you can't laugh this one off
3 (mecha) snuff; burnt wick; (cera derretida) candle drippings
plural
; (p)
a moco de candil by candlelight
4 (Técnica) slag

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