greasy
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greasy(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dirty with grease)
a. grasiento
His shirt was greasy after he fixed the engine of his car.Su camisa estaba grasienta después de arreglar el motor de su carro.
b. manchado de grasa
Your hands are greasy! Please wash them before dinner.¡Tus manos están manchadas de grasa! Por favor, lávatelas antes de cenar.
c. lleno de grasa
The leak in his car's oil line left his clothes greasy.El agujero en el conducto del aceite de su carro dejó su ropa llena de grasa.
2. (culinary)
a. graso
After a month of having changed my diet, eating greasy foods now makes me sick.Después de un mes de haber cambiado mi dieta, comer comidas grasas me pone malo.
b. grasiento
You'll have to run for hours to burn off the calories from that greasy lunch.Vas a tener que correr por horas para quemar las calorías de ese almuerzo tan grasiento.
3. (secreting grease)
a. graso (hair and skin)
If your hair is too greasy and you don't have time to wash it, just put some baby powder in it.Si tu cabello es demasiado graso y no tienes tiempo para lavarlo, simplemente ponte un poquito de talco.
b. grasoso (hair and skin)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My hands were greasy and it took me almost an hour to turn the doorknob!¡Mis manos estaban grasosas y me tomó casi una hora para girar el pomo!
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unctuous)
a. adulador
The greasy student complimented the teacher in hopes of receiving a passing grade.El estudiante adulador aduló al profesor con la esperanza de recibir una calificación aprobatoria.
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greasy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (containing, covered in grease)
a. grasiento(a)
2. (hair)
a. graso(a)
3. (grease-stained)
a. manchado(a) de grasa
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
greasy spoonrestaurante m barato
5. (colloquial)
a. adulador(ora) (manner)
b. arrastrado(a)
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greasy [ˈɡriːsɪ]
adjective
greasier (comparative)greasiest (superlative)
1 (oily) [+substance, hands] grasiento; grasoso; especially (LAm) [+clothes] lleno de grasa; mugriento; [+hair, skin] graso; grasoso; especially (LAm) [+food] grasiento; [+road] resbaladizo
no matter how much time she spent in the kitchen among greasy pans she always came out as fresh as a daisy today's moisturizers are not greasy a greasy substance such as Vaseline he propped his elbows on the greasy counter He wore a denim shirt and greasy jeans an elderly man in a shabby raincoat and a greasy black beret He wiped his greasy hands on the dry grass The car skidded back to the right of the narrow road, slipped on the greasy shoulder and hit the steep bank It was still a dry race although the track might be greasy at the beginning During the summer, my skin sometimes gets greasy he had greasy black hair smoothed down over his forehead Almond Cream for Greasy Complexions food served on airlines is often greasy and difficult to digest his table mates attacked their greasy eggs and bacon
2 (ingratiating) [+person] adulón; zalamero
he came up to me with a greasy smirk on his face Chambers rubbed his hands with greasy, money-grubbing enthusiasm
modifier
greasy spoon (n) (café) figón (m)
She's a waitress at some greasy spoon where she'll probably meet her next husband
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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greasy food
comida grasosa
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