bolster
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bolster(
bols
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tuhr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to reinforce)
a. reforzar
The police talked with members of the community to bolster their relationship with citizens.La policía habló con los miembros de la comunidad para reforzar su relación con los ciudadanos.
b. reafirmar
You need more evidence to bolster your argument.Necesitas más pruebas para reafirmar tu argumento.
c. levantar (morale)
The boss's platitudes did little to bolster morale among the workers.Las perogrulladas del jefe no ayudaron a levantar la moral de los trabajadores.
d. fortalecer
Your nervousness is only bolstering Maria's claim that you're lying.Tu nerviosismo no hace más que fortalecer la afirmación de María de que estás mintiendo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (pillow)
a. la almohada cilíndrica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I kept my injured knee elevated with a bolster underneath it.Mantuve la rodilla lesionada elevada con una almohada cilíndrica.
b. el cabezal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Place the bolster behind your back for more lumbar support.Ponte el cabezal detrás de la espalda para tener más apoyo lumbar.
c. el almohadón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can you pick up these pillows and bolsters and put them back on the couch?¿Puedes recoger estas almohadas y almohadones y colocarlos de nuevo en el sofá?
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bolster
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la almohada cilíndrica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (confidence, pride)
a. reforzar, fortalecer
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bolster [ˈbəʊlstəʳ]
noun
(pillow) cabezal (m); almohadón (m) con forma cilíndrica; (con forma cilíndrica) (Téc) cojín (m);
transitive verb
(also bolster up) reforzar; [+morale etc] levantar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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