lloriquear
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lloriquear(
yoh
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ree
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keh
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ahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to whine
Desde que Maite dejó a Paco, él no deja de lloriquear.Since Maite broke up with Paco, he hasn't stopped whining.
b. to snivel
El pobrecito de Jaime estaba lloriqueando en la esquina del patio porque no tenía amigos para jugar.Poor little Jaime was sniveling in the corner of the schoolyard because he didn't have any friends to play with.
c. to whimper
Mi gatita se la pasó lloriqueando varios días pero ahora parece que está mejor.My kitten was whimpering for a few days but she finally seems better.
d. to grizzle
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El bebé lloriquea todo el día porque le están saliendo los dientes.The baby is grizzling all day long because his teeth are coming through.
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lloriquear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to whine, to snivel
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lloriquear
intransitive verb
to snivel; whimper
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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