menearse
menearse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to move oneself)
a. to sway
¡Míra cómo se menea Pilar cuando camina!Look how Pilar sways when she walks!
b. to move about
¿Puedes quedarte quieto, por favor? ¡Te estás meneando mucho!Could you stay still, please? You're moving about a lot!
c. to shake
Se notaba cómo se meneaba el suelo durante el terremoto.You could see how the earth was shaking during the earthquake.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to hurry up)
a. to get a move on
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Vamos! ¡A menearse que es tarde!Let's get a move on; it's getting late!
menear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to move to and fro)
a. to shake
Cuando le pregunté si venía, Fernando meneó la cabeza y dijo que no.When I asked him if he was coming, Fernando shook his head and said he wasn't.
b. to move back and forth
Los bailarines empezaron a menear las caderas cuando sonó su canción.The dancers started to move their hips back and forth when their song played.
c. to swing
Para relajarte un poco, estira y menea los brazos de arriba abajo diez veces.To relax your muscles, stretch and swing your arms up and down ten times.
d. to wag
Mi perro ladra y menea la cola en círculos cuando llego a casa.My dogs barks and wags his tail in circles when I get home.
e. to wiggle
Mira como ese gusanito menea la cabeza.Look how that little worm wiggles its head.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get on with)
a. to get moving
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Basta de charla, ahora hay que menear esto un poco.Well, enough talking! Now we have to get this moving.
5. (to agitate)
a. to shake
Menea bien el jugo para que quede bien mezclado.Shake the juice well so that it's properly mixed
6. (to whisk)
a. to stir
Después de menear el café con la cucharita, Manuel me preguntó si había galletas.After stirring his coffee with his teaspoon, Manuel asked me if there were any cookies.
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menear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (mover)
a. to move
2. (cabeza)
a. to shake
3. (cola)
a. to wag
4. (caderas)
a. to wiggle
5. (activar)
a. to get moving
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (moverse)
a. to move (about)
7. (agitarse)
a. to shake
8. (oscilar)
a. to sway
9. (darse prisa, espabilarse)
a. to get a move on
10. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
un susto de no te meneesa hell of a scare
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menear
transitive verb
1 [+cola] to wag; [+cabeza] to shake; [+líquido] to stir; [+pelo] to toss; [+caderas] to swing
sin menear un dedo without lifting a finger; peor es menearlo it's best not to stir things up
¡me la menean! I don't give a shit! (vulgar)
2 [+asunto] to get on with; get moving on; [+negocio] to handle; conduct
3
menear cálamo to wield a pen
pronominal verb
menearse
1 (gen) to shake; [+cola] to wag; (contonearse) to swing; sway
yo de aquí no me meneo I'm staying right here; I'm staying put
de no te menees
un vapuleo de no te menees a good hiding; una multa de las que no te menees a hefty fine
menearse o meneársela to wank (vulgar)
2 (apresurarse) to get a move on
¡menearse! get going!; jump to it!
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