frisky
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frisky(
frih
-
ski
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (lively and energetic)
a. juguetón
It was windy outside and we watched the cats getting frisky in the yard, chasing each other and climbing a tree.Hacía viento fuera y observamos cómo los gatos se volvían juguetones en el jardín, persiguiendo el uno al otro y subiendo a un árbol.
b. retozón
Look how frisky the horses are this morning; they're enjoying the sunshine.Mira qué retozones están los caballos esta mañana; están disfrutando del sol.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(playful and naughty)
a. juguetón
When the maid took Mr. Parsons his supper, she found him in a frisky mood, even friskier than usual, for he slapped her behind.Cuando la criada le llevó la cena al señor Parsons, lo encontró de humor juguetón, aun más jugetón que siempre, puesto que le dio una palmada en el posterior.
b. retozón
James had clearly drunk too much brandy when he told my father that all he needed was a frisky young woman.Claramente James había bebido demasiado brandy cuando le dijo a mi padre que todo lo que necesitaba era una joven retozona.
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frisky
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. lleno(a) de vitalidad
2. (animal)
a. retozón(ona), saltarín(ina)
to be friskyestar lleno(a) de vitalidad
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frisky [ˈfrɪskɪ]
adjective
friskier (comparative)friskiest (superlative) [+person, horse] juguetón
he's pretty frisky still sigue bastante activo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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