oblicuo
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oblicuo(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (geometry)
a. oblique (angle or line)
El rombo tiene ángulos oblicuos.The rhombus has oblique angles.
2. (sloping)
a. oblique
El cirujano empezó con una incisión oblicua en el abdomen del paciente.The surgeon began by making an oblique incision in the patient's abdomen.
b. slanting
Los ojos brillantes y oblicuos del gato la miraban fijamente desde el fondo del callejón.The cat's bright, slanting eyes were staring at her from the end of the dark alley.
3. (indirect)
a. sidelong
Cintia me lanzó una mirada oblicua cuando nombré a su ex novio.Cintia gave me a sidelong glance when I mentioned her ex boyfriend.
4. (anatomy)
a. oblique
Cuando tuerces el torso, estás contrayendo los músculos oblicuos.When you twist your torso, you're contracting your oblique muscles.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (anatomy)
a. oblique
Tienes que fortalecer los oblicuos para mejorar la postura.You have to strengthen your obliques to improve your posture.
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oblicuo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (inclinado)
a. oblique, slanting
2. (mirada)
a. sidelong
3. (mathematics)
a. oblique
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oblicuo
adjective
[+línea] oblique; [+ojos] slanting; [+mirada] sidelong;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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