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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. (bound rope or hair)
a. el nudo
(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).
Two of the most important knots to learn are the figure-eight and the bowline.Dos de los nudos más importantes que deben aprenderse son el nudo llano y el as de guía.
2. (in wood)
a. el nudo
(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).
This firewood is hard to chop because there are knots in the wood.Esta leña es difícil de cortar porque hay nudos en la madera.
3. (unit of speed)
a. el nudo
(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 pirate ship was headed toward them at a speed of at least ten knots.El barco pirata se dirigía hacia ellos a una velocidad de al menos diez nudos.
4. (group)
a. el puñado
(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 knot of people was blocking the entrance to the city hall.Un puñado de personas bloqueaba la entrada del ayuntamiento.
5. (in muscle)
a. el nudo
(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).
Can you push here? I have an awful knot in the back of my neck.¿Me aprietas aquí? Tengo un nudo horrendo en la nuca.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to tie)
a. anudar
The jailer knotted the rope until he was sure the prisoner wouldn't escape.El guardia anudó la cuerda hasta estar seguro de que el preso no se escaparía.
b. atar
The sailor knotted one end of the line to the anchor.El marinero ató un extremo del cabo al ancla.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to tense up)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
All her muscles knotted after exercising so hard.Después de ejercitarse tan arduamente, tenía todos los músculos tensos.
My stomach knotted when I thought about having to take the test.Se me hizo un nudo en el estómago ante la idea de tener que hacer la prueba.
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knot
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in rope, string)
a. el nudo
(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 ribbon)
a. la lazo m, lazada
(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).
to tie/untie a knotatar/desatar un nudo, hacer/deshacer un nudo
3. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to tie the knotcasarse
4. (in wood)
a. el nudo
(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).
5. (nautical)
a. el nudo
(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).
(unit of speed)
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
at a rate of knotsa toda máquina
7. (group of people)
a. el corro
(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.).
8. (piece of string)
a. anudar, atar
9. (very fam) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
get knotted!¡vete al cuerno! ¡que te den!
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knot [nɒt]
noun
1 (gen) nudo (m)
to tie a knot hacer un nudo; her hair was all in knots tenía el pelo enredado
to tie sb up in knots enredar a algn
to get tied up or tie o.s. up in knots armarse un lío (informal)
to tie the knot casarse
2 (Náut) (unit of speed) nudo (m)
3 (in wood) nudo (m); (group) [of people] grupo (m); corrillo (m);
transitive verb
anudar; atar
to knot sth together anudar algo; atar algo con un nudo; get knotted! ¡fastídiate! (informal)
intransitive verb
hacerse un nudo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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