bristle

bristle(
brih
-
suhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (stiff filament)
a. la cerda
(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).
(F)
The broom has long, stiff bristles which make it ideal for sweeping leaves.La escoba tiene las cerdas largas y duras así que es ideal para barrer las hojas.
2. (animal)
a. la cerda
(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).
(F)
Boar bristles are used in traditional hairbrushes.Las cerdas de jabalí se usan en los cepillos tradicionales para el pelo.
3. (beard)
a. el pelo
(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).
(M)
The razor gently lifts each bristle for a really close shave.La maquinilla levanta suavemente cada pelo para dar un afeitado muy apurado.
4. (botany)
a. el pelo
(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).
(M)
The bristles on the leaves are very sticky.Los pelos de las hojas son muy pegajosas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to rise)
a. erizarse
The cat's fur bristled when it saw the dog.Cuando el gato vio el perro se le erizó el pelo.
b. ponerse de punta
The hairs on my arms bristled as I heard voices in the corridor.Se me pusieron los pelos de los brazos de punta cuando escuché voces en el pasillo.
6. (to be full; used with "with")
a. estar erizado de
The plan to rescue the hostages bristled with difficulties.El plan para rescatar a los rehenes estaba erizado de dificultades.
b. estar repleto de
The museum was bristling with visitors.El museo estaba repleto de visitantes.
7. (to raise fur)
a. erizarse
The cat hissed and bristled as I approached.El gato bufó y se erizó cuando me acerqué.
8. (to react)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I bristled with anger at Monica's words but I bit my tongue.Me enfurecí con lo que dijo Monica pero me aguanté.
Lorraine bristled at the customer's arrogance.A Lorraine le irritó la arrogancia del cliente.
bristles
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (beard)
a. la barba
(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).
(F)
His bristles scratched my face.Su barba me raspó la cara.
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bristle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of animal, brush)
a. la cerda
(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).
(F)
2. (on face)
a. el pelo de la barba
(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).
(M)
3. (of plant)
a. el pelo
(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).
(M)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (animal's fur)
a. erizarse
5. (fig)
a.
to bristle (with anger)enfurecerse
6. (be full)
a.
the room was bristling with security menla habitación estaba repleta de agentes de seguridad
the situation was bristling with difficultiesla situación estaba erizada de dificultades
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bristle [ˈbrɪsl]
noun
[of brush, on animal] cerda (f); [of beard]
bristle(s) barba (f) (incipiente)
intransitive verb
1 [+hair etc] erizarse; ponerse de punta
to bristle with estar erizado de; he bristled with anger se enfureció
2 [+person] resentirse;at de;
modifier
bristle brush (n) cepillo (m) de púas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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