flip
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flip(
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)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to turn over)
a. voltear
You need to flip your mattress several times a year so it stays firm.Debes voltear tu colchón varias veces al año para que se mantenga firme.
2. (to throw in the air)
a. lanzar (a coin)
Let's flip a coin to decide who gets to play first.Lancemos una moneda al aire para decidir quién juega primero.
b. aventar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She flipped me the keys from the balcony, but I couldn't catch them.Ella me aventó las llaves desde el balcón pero no las pude agarrar.
3. (to move)
a. mover
Flip the light switch to the off position before cleaning the lamp.Mueve el interruptor de la lámpara a la posición de apagado antes de limpiarla.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to lose control)
a. perder la chaveta
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He flipped and started to yell when they told him what had happened.Perdió la chaveta y se puso a gritar cuando le dijeron lo que había pasado.
b. volverse majara
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The students started to flip when the teacher announced that the exam was that day.Los estudiantes comenzaron a volverse majara cuando la maestra dijo que el examen era ese día.
5. (to turn over)
a. volcar
The car collided with the wall and flipped on its roof.El auto chocó contra el muro y volcó.
b. dar vuelta
The truck flipped on its side on the road just missing a car.El camión se dio vuelta y quedó de costado en la carretera y por poco aplasta un auto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (gymnastics)
a. la voltereta
(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).
The gymnast did two flips at the end of her routine.La gimnasta dio dos volteretas al final de su presentación.
7. (blow)
a. el capirotazo
(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).
My brother gave me a flip on the forehead for having teased him.Mi hermano me dio un capirotazo en la frente por habérmelo bromeado.
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flip
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
flip chartflip chart m, pizarra de conferencia
2. (colloquial)
a.
the flip sidela cara B
3. (fig)
a. (of situation)
flip toptapa abatible
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a.
to flip the switchdar al interruptor
to flip a coinlanzar una moneda al aire
5. (colloquial)
a.
wigponerse hecho(a) una fiera
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (colloquial)
a. ponerse hecho(a) una fiera or (get angry)
b. como agua para chocolate
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
7. (go mad)
a. volverse loco or
b. majara
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
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flip [flɪp]
noun
capirotazo (m); (Aer) vuelo (m);
transitive verb
(gen) tirar
to flip a coin lanzar una moneda al aire; echar cara o cruz; he flipped the book open abrió el libro de golpe
to flip one's lid perder los estribos
He got so provoked that he flipped his lid How can such a kind and considerate man flip his lid over a simple thing like going to dinner?
intransitive verb
perder la chaveta (informal)
modifier
flip chart (n) flip chart (m); bloc de papel de grandes dimensiones que se monta sobre un armazón y sirve para ilustrar conferencias, charlas, demostraciones etc
flip side (n) cara (f) B
flip [flɪp]
interjection
¡porras! (informal)
flip [flɪp]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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