chirriar
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chirriar(
chee
-
rryahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make a harsh sound)
a. to screech
El carro salió a toda velocidad, con los neumáticos chirriando.The car drove off at top speed, its tires screeching.
El viento hizo chirriar la puerta al cerrar y abrir.The wind made the door screech as it opened and closed.
b. to squeal
Tengo que llevar el auto al taller porque chirrían los frenos.I have to take the car to the garage because the brakes are squealing.
c. to creak
En las películas de terror las puertas chirrían al abrirse.In horror movies the doors creak when they're opened.
d. to squeak
Los goznes de la puerta del jardín chirriaron cuando la abrí.The garden gate squeaked on its hinges as I opened it.
2. (to squawk)
a. to screech
Los pájaros empezaron a chirriar por la noche y me despertaron.The birds started screeching in the night and they woke me up.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to sound awkward)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to grate
El estilo del autor me chirría un poco.The author's style grates on me a little.
b. to sound clunky
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La traducción chirría a veces.The translation is a bit clunky in places.
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chirriar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (sonar)
a. to screech
2. (puerta, madera)
a. to creak
3. (bisagra, muelles)
a. to squeak
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chirriar
intransitive verb
1 (Zoología) [+grillo] to chirp; sing; [+ave] to screech; squawk
2 [+bisagra, puerta] to creak; squeak
3 [+frenos] to screech; squeal
4 (And) (tiritar) (de frío) to shiver
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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