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mire

mire(
mayr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (mud)
a. el fango
(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).
(M)
My shoes are all dirty from walking through the mire.Mis zapatos están muy sucios de caminar por el fango.
b. el lodo
(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).
(M)
After these torrential rains, my backyard is all dirt and mire.Después de estas lluvias torrenciales, mi jardín no es más que suciedad y lodo.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(difficult situation)
a. el lodazal
(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).
(M)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
I think my country is going deeper and deeper in a mire of corruption.Creo que mi país se hunde cada día más y más en un lodazal de corrupción.
b. el embrollo
(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).
(M)
She has no money to pay her credit cars and is now in a financial mire.Ella no tiene dinero para pagar las tarjetas de crédito y ahora está metida en un embrollo financiero.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to involve in)
a. envolver en
The party has been mired in scandal since it came to power.El partido ha estado envuelto en escándalo desde que tomó el poder.
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mire
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el lodo m, fango
(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).
(M)
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mire [maɪəʳ]
noun
fango (m); lodo (m)
transitive verb
(US)
to get mired in quedar atascado or preso en
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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