hole

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hole(
hol
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (opening)
a. el agujero
(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).
There is a huge hole in my favorite shirt that I need to mend.Hay un enorme agujero en mi camisa favorita que necesito remendar.
b. el hueco
(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).
Squirrels tend to build their nests in the holes of trees.Las ardillas suelen construir sus nidos en los huecos de los árboles.
2. (cavity)
a. el hoyo
(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).
We used to love digging holes in the sand at the beach.Nos encantaba cavar hoyos en la arena en la playa.
b. el agujero
(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).
It's a hole in the ground now, but it will soon be our pool.Ahora es un agujero en la tierra, pero pronto será nuestra piscina.
c. el bache
(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).
(in a road)
She swerved to avoid the hole in the road and crashed into the guardrail.Ella viró para evitar el bache en la carretera y chocó contra la barrera.
d. la madriguera
(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).
(animal)
There are rabbit holes all over the yard.Hay madrigueras de conejo por todo el patio.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(inconsistency)
a. la inconsistencia
(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 acting was great but there were too many holes in the plot.La actuación fue magnifica pero hubo demasiadas inconsistencias en la trama.
4. (difficult situation)
a. el apuro
(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).
I'm in a hole at work and could really use your help.Estoy metido en un apuro en el trabajo y necesito tu ayuda.
b. el aprieto
(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).
She helped get me out of a hole and I'm indebted to her.Ella ayudó sacarme de un aprieto y estoy endeudado con ella.
5. (golf)
a. el hoyo
(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).
They made it to the fifth hole by midday.Llegaron al quinto hoyo por el mediodía.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (sports)
a. embocar
I have no idea how he managed to hole that long putt.No tengo ni idea cómo logró embocar ese putt largo.
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hole
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in roof, clothing)
a. el agujero
(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. (in ground)
a. el hoyo m, agujero
(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).
3. (animal's burrow)
a. la madriguera
(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).
4. (in golf)
a. el hoyo
(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).
to make a hole in somethinghacer un agujero en algo
the holiday made a hole in their savingslas vacaciones dejaron maltrecha su economía
5. (fig)
a.
to pick holes in somethingencontrar defectos en or a algo
hole in onehoyo m en uno
6. (fam fig)
a.
to be in a holeestar en un brete
7. (colloquial)
a. (room, house)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (make a hole in)
a. agujerear
9. (in golf)
a.
to hole a shotembocar la bola
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hole [həʊl]
noun
1 (gen) agujero (m); hoyo (m); (in road) bache (m); (gap, opening) boquete (m); (in wall, defences, dam) brecha (f); (burrow) madriguera (f); (Golf) hoyo (m)
through a hole in the clouds a través de un claro entre las nubes
to dig a hole cavar un hoyo
these socks are full of holes estos calcetines están llenos de agujeros
his argument is full of holes sus argumentos están llenos de fallas
hole in the heart soplo (m) cardíaco
his injury leaves a hole in the team su lesión deja un vacío en el equipo
to make a hole in sth hacer un agujero en algo
buying the car made a hole in his savings la compra del coche le costó una buena parte de sus ahorros
to pick holes in sth encontrar defectos en algo
to wear a hole in sth agujerear algo
2 (difficulty) aprieto (m); apuro (m)
to be in a hole estar en un apuro or aprieto; he got me out of a hole me sacó de un aprieto or apuro
3 (dwelling, room) cuchitril (m); tugurio (m); especially (LAm) (town) poblacho (m); pueblo (m) de mala muerte (informal)
transitive verb
1 (make hole in) (gen) agujerear; [+ship] abrir una brecha en;
2 [+ball] (Golf) meter en el hoyo; (Snooker) meter en la tronera
intransitive verb
(Golf)
to hole in one hacer un hoyo de un golpe
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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