groom
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groom(
grum
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (spouse)
a. el novio
(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).
The father of the bride and the mother of the groom were the first people in the bridal procession.El padre de la novia y la madre del novio encabezaban la procesión nupcial.
2. (horse riding)
a. el mozo de cuadra
(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).
The groom spent hours tending to the horse before the race.El mozo de cuadra se pasó horas cuidando del caballo antes de la carrera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to make neat and attractive)
a. acicalar
It is a shame that at your age your mother still grooms you as though you didn't know how to do so.Es una vergüenza que a tu edad tu madre siga acicalándote como si no supieras hacerlo.
b. arreglar
All the ladies like him, because he is always well groomed.A todas las mujeres les gusta porque siempre anda bien arreglado.
4. (to comb an animal)
a. almohazar (a horse)
The knots in its mane revealed that nobody had groomed the horse in months.Los nudos en su crines revelaban que nadie había almohazado el caballo por meses.
b. cepillar (a cat or a dog)
If you don't groom your cat regularly, it will get hairballs.Si no cepillas a tu gato regularmente, tendrá bolas de pelo.
5. (to provide special training)
a. preparar
The manager groomed his assistant for the new position.El gerente preparó a su asistente para el nuevo puesto.
6. (to befriend with sexual intentions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The government has been monitoring someone in the neighborhood who they believe has been grooming minors.El gobierno está vigilando a un vecino que, según creen, estuvo cometiendo abuso sexual virtual de menores.
The police saw a man who appeared to be grooming a young girl in the park.La policía vio a un hombre en el parque que parecía estar intentando ganarse la confianza de una niña para abusar sexualmente de ella.
7. (to make ready)
a. pisar
Grooming a ski trail requires special equipment.Para pisar una pista de esquí hace falta unos equipos especiales.
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groom
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of horse)
a. el mozo de cuadra
(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).
2. (at wedding)
a. el novio
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (horse)
a. almohazar
4. (fig)
a. preparar (candidate)
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groom [ɡruːm]
noun
1 (in stable) mozo (m) de cuadra
2 (bridegroom) novio (m)
transitive verb
1 [+horse] almohazar; cuidar
to groom o.s. acicalarse
At least the guy had learned how to groom himself. Next he had to learn not to dress too flashy
the cat was grooming itself el gato se lamía; well groomed [+person] muy acicalado
2 (prepare) [+person]
to groom sb as/to be preparar a algn para/para ser; to groom sb for a post preparar a algn para un puesto
3 [+paedophile] [+child] ganarse la confianza de
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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bride and groom
los novios
groom me
acicálame
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