ragged

ragged(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (tattered)
a. harapiento
The man in ragged clothes who was playing the violin at the metro station turned out to be a famous violinist in disguise.El hombre en ropas harapientas que estaba tocando el violín en la estación de metro resultó ser un violinista famoso disfrazado.
These clothes are too ragged to wear to the wedding.Esta ropa es demasiado harapienta para llevarla a la boda.
b. andrajoso
I have to buy a new jacket because the one I have now is ragged.Tengo que comprarme una campera nueva porque la que tengo está andrajosa.
c. hecho jirones
You can't wear these ragged clothes anymore. Use them as cleaning rags.Ya no puedes llevar estas prendas hechas jirones. Úsalas como trapos para limpiar.
2. (dressed in rags)
a. harapiento
A ragged old man was begging for change outside the train station.Un anciano harapiento estaba pidiendo monedas frente a la estación de tren.
b. andrajoso
A bunch of ragged orphans showed up at my door one day and I took them all in.Un día, unos huérfanos andrajosos aparecieron en mi puerta y los recogí todos.
3. (unkempt)
a. desgreñado
My wife took me to the barber because she thought my beard was starting to look ragged.Mi mujer me llevó al barbero porque consideró que mi barba empezaba a verse desgreñada.
4. (disorganized)
a. desigual
The choir's singing was a bit ragged, and we could tell they hadn't rehearsed.La actuación del coro fue un poco desigual; fue obvio que no habían ensayado.
b. irregular
My playing of the sonata was ragged because of the tricky fingering.Mi interpretación de la sonata fue irregular debido a la digitación difícil.
5. (uneven)
a. recortado
Because the coastline is so ragged, you'll have to sail the boat with extreme caution.Vas a tener que navegar con muchísimo cuidado porque la costa es muy recortada.
6. (graphic design)
a. irregular
Set this text to be ragged right instead of completely justified.Compón este texto con el margen derecho irregular en vez de totalmente justificado.
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ragged
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (clothes)
a. raído(a)
2. (edge)
a. irregular
3. (person)
a. andrajoso(a)
4. (colloquial)
a.
she had run herself raggedse había quedado molida
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ragged [ˈræɡɪd]
adjective
1 (in tatters) [+dress, clothes] andrajoso; hecho jirones; [+person] andrajoso; harapiento; [+cuff] deshilachado
to run sb ragged hacer sudar tinta or la gota gorda a algn
they ran themselves ragged sudaron tinta or la gota gorda
2 (untidy) [+beard] descuidado; desgreñado; [+animal's coat] desgreñado
3 (uneven) [+edge] mellado; irregular; [+rock] recortado; [+hole, line] irregular; [+coastline] accidentado; recortado
ragged clouds jirones (m) de nubes
There were four ragged screw holes where a handle had been there was a ragged hole in the ground where the tree had been
4 (disorganized) [+performance] desigual; irregular; [+queue] desordenado; [+line, procession] confuso; desordenado
a ragged band of men un grupo desordenado de hombres; the orchestra sounded rather ragged in places la orquesta tocaba de forma algo irregular en algunas partes
we were herded into a ragged line
5 (Tip)
ragged left margen (m) izquierdo irregular; ragged right margen derecho irregular
modifier
ragged robin (n) (Bot) flor (f) del cuclillo
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