cojear
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cojear(
koh
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heh
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ahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to walk lamely)
a. to limp
El chico se levantó del suelo con dificultad y, sin decir ni una palabra, se fue cojeando.The boy got up from the ground with difficulty and limped away without a word.
Tomás llegó a casa cojeando y con un brazo lastimado.Tomás came limping home with an injured arm.
b. to hobble
Después de la operación de rodilla, estuve cojeando varios meses.I was hobbling for a few months following the operation on my knee.
c. to be lame
Mi caballo cojea de una pata.My horse is lame in one leg.
2. (to be unsteady)
a. to be wobbly
Queremos cambiar de mesa porque esta cojea mucho.We'd like to change tables because this one is very wobbly.
b. to wobble
Fue muy incómodo pasar tanto tiempo en una silla que cojea.It was very uncomfortable to spend such a long time in a chair that wobbled.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be deficient)
a. to fall short
Mi currículum cojea en el área de la experiencia.My curriculum falls short in the area of experience.
b. to be weak
El ensayo de Sara cojeaba en varias áreas, desde la gramática hasta el contenido.Sara's essay was weak in a number of areas, from grammar to content.
c. to be faulty
Creo que tu lógica cojea en algunos puntos.I think your reasoning is faulty on a few points.
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cojear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (persona)
a. to limp
2. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ya sé de qué pie cojea MaríaI know Maria's weak points
3. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
los dos cojean del mismo piethey're two of a kind
4. (mueble)
a. to wobble
5. (argumento)
a. to be faulty
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cojear
intransitive verb
1 [+persona] (estar cojo) to limp; hobble (along); (ser cojo) to be lame
cojea de la pierna izquierda (temporalmente) she's limping on her left leg; (permanentemente) she's lame in her left leg; she has a limp in her left leg
cada vez cojeo menos
cojean del mismo pie they're two of a kind
sabemos de qué pie cojea we know his weak points o weaknesses
2 [+mueble] to wobble; be wobbly
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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