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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fright)
a. start
Sara se levantó de un respingo cuando sonó el timbre.Sara woke up with a start when the bell rang.
b. jump
Me desperté con un respingo porque soñaba que me estaba cayendo.I woke with a jump because I dreamed I was falling.
2. (gesture of annoyance)
a. shrug
El respingo del niño dejaba claro que no quería hacer sus deberes.The child's shrug made it clear that he did not want to do his homework.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (movimiento)
a. start, jump
dar un respingoto start
2. (contestación)
a. shrug (of annoyance)
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1 (sobresalto) start; jump
dar un respingo to start; jump
2 (Cos)
la chaqueta me hace un respingo aquí the jacket rides up here
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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