greedily
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greedily(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (with a strong desire for food)
a. con gula
He ate greedily, as if making up for years of hunger.Comía con gula, como compensando años de hambre.
b. con glotonería
Greedily, the kid wolfed down whatever he could get his hands on.Con glotonería, el niño se devoraba todo a lo que pudiera echar mano.
c. con voracidad
The lizards greedily ate all kinds of insects: flies, spiders, and so on.Las lagartijas comían con voracidad toda clase de insectos: moscas, arañas, etcétera.
2. (with excessive desire for wealth)
a. codiciosamente
The old man sat down and greedily counted the money he had collected.El viejo se sentó y contó codiciosamente el dinero que había cobrado.
b. con avaricia
Greedily, he refused to lend her a single dollar.Con avaricia, se negó a prestarle un solo dólar.
3. (eagerly)
a. con avidez
I greedily watched the landscape, trying to etch it in my mind.Observé con avidez el paisaje, tratando de grabármelo en la mente.
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greedily
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (to eat)
a. con glotonería
2. (to eye, behave)
a. con avidez
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
greedily [ˈɡriːdɪlɪ]
adverb
con avidez; [+eat] con voracidad;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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