meneo
meneo(
meh
-
neh
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oh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (brusque movement)
a. jerk
El bote dio un meneo y un marinero cayó al agua.The boat gave a jerk and a sailor fell into the water.
b. jolt
El avión aterrizó con un meneo.The plane landed with a jolt.
c. shake
Con un meneo de la cabeza, me indicó que me acercara.With a shake of his head, he told me to come closer.
2. (movement of the hips)
a. sway
Nos sentamos a ver el meneo de las parejas bailando salsa.We sat down to watch the sway of the couples dancing salsa.
b. shimmy
La bailarina de danza árabe intentó enseñarme a hacer el meneo de cadera.The belly dancer tried to teach me how to do a hip shimmy.
3. (movement of the tail)
a. wag
Mi perrito se comió todas las galletas y me agradeció con un meneo de la cola.My puppy ate all the biscuits and thanked me with a wag of his tail.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(beating)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. hiding
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Sus compañeros de celda le dieron un meneo por ser un soplón.His cellmates gave him a hiding for being a snitch.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bang)
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 turista le dio un meneo al pedestal por accidente y el busto cayó al piso.A tourist bumped the pedestal by accident and the bust fell to the ground.
Me tropecé y le di un meneo al jarrón de vidrio.I tripped and knocked over the glass vase.
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meneo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (movimiento)
a. movement
2. (de cola)
a. wagging
3. (de caderas)
a. wiggle
4. (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
dar un meneo a algoto knock something
5. (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
dar un meneo a alguiento give somebody a hiding
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meneo
1 [de cola] wag; [de cabeza] shake; toss; [de líquido] stir; stirring; [de caderas] swing(ing); sway(ing); (sacudida) jerk; jolt
dar un meneo a algo to jerk sth
2 (paliza) hiding (familiar); (bronca) dressing-down (familiar)
3 (actividad)
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