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liebre
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liebre(
lyeh
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breh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal)
a. hare
Las liebres intentaban escapar de los cazadores a toda velocidad.The hares were trying to escape from the hunters at full speed.
2. (sports)
a. pacemaker
La liebre le llevaba mucha ventaja a los demás corredores.The pacemaker was way ahead of the other runners.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(wimp)
a. coward
Tu hermano es una liebre. No se atreve a hacer nada.Your brother is a coward. He doesn't dare to do anything.
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(transport)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. minibus
Una liebre nos llevó del aeropuerto al hotel.A minibus took us from the airport to our hotel.
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liebre
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. hare
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
correr como una liebreto run like a hare
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
levantar la liebreto let the cat out of the bag
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liebre
1 (Zoología) hare
coger una liebre to come a cropper (familiar); take a flat beating; (EEUU)
levantar la liebre to blow the gaff (familiar); let the cat out of the bag
ser liebre corrida (México) to be an old hand
2 (cobarde) coward
3 (Chile) (microbús) minibus
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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