nudge(
nuhj
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to push gently)
a. dar un empujón a
The book was about to fall off the shelf, so I nudged it back into place.El libro estaba para caer de la estantería, así que lo di un empujón para devolverlo a su lugar.
b. dar un codazo a (with the elbow)
My friends tried to get me to be quiet by nudging me in the ribs.Mis amigos trataron de callarme dándome codazos en las costillas.
2. (to stimulate)
a. alentar
Even though he didn't want to, I nudged my brother to apply for college.Aunque él no quería, alenté a mi hermano a inscribirse en la universidad.
3. (to approach)
a. rondar
When the surgeon developed a tremor, he knew his career was nudging the finish line.Cuando el cirujano empezó a tener temblores, supo que su carrera estaba rondando la recta final.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (act of pushing gently)
a. el empujón
(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)
Give the table a nudge so you can center it in the room.Dale un empujón a la mesa para centrarla en la sala.
b. el codazo
(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)
(with the elbow)
Maria gave me a nudge in the ribs to get me to shut up.María me dio un codazo en las costillas para que yo me callara.
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nudge
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (push)
a. el empujón
(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)
2. (with elbow)
a. el codazo
(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 transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (push)
a. dar un empujón a
4. (elbow)
a. dar un codazo a
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nudge [nʌdʒ]
noun
codazo (m)
to give sb a nudge dar un codazo a algn; he said she's his secretary, nudge nudge dijo que era su secretaria, tú ya me entiendes
transitive verb
dar un codazo a
to nudge sb's memory refrescar la memoria a algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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