sling

sling(
slihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (medicine)
a. el cabestrillo
(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)
The next time I saw him after the accident, he had his arm in a sling.Cuando lo volví a ver después del accidente, llevaba el brazo en cabestrillo.
2. (weapon)
a. la honda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
He put a rock in his sling and began swinging it above his head.Puso una piedra en la honda y empezó a revolearla por encima de su cabeza.
3. (rope)
a. la eslinga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The two slings must be attached to the vehicle so that the load is evenly distributed.Hay que atar el vehículo a las dos eslingas de manera que se distribuya el peso uniformemente.
4. (for a baby)
a. el canguro
(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)
When he was very tiny, I took Patrick everywhere in a sling.Llevaba a Patrick a todas partes con el canguro cuando era muy chiquito.
5. (for a gun)
a. el portafusil
(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)
Using a sling with your rifle makes your aim more steady.Usar un portafusil con el rifle da estabilidad a la hora de apuntar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to throw)
a. tirar
Sling me those keys, will you?Tírame esas llaves, ¿quieres?
b. lanzar
The third baseman slung the ball over to the pitcher.El tercera base lanzó la pelota al pícher.
c. arrojar
He slung the letter into the wastebasket.Arrojó la carta a la papelera.
7. (to hang)
a. colgar
We slung the hammock between the two palm trees.Colgamos la hamaca entre las dos palmeras.
8. (to throw away) (United Kingdom)
a. tirar
What shall I do with this cheese? - Sling it.¿Qué hago con este queso? - Tíralo.
b. botar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I can't find the newspaper anywhere. I reckon Donna's slung it.No encuentro el periódico en ningún lado. Supongo que Donna lo botó.
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sling
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for injured arm)
a. el cabestrillo
(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. (weapon)
a. la honda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (throw)
a. lanzar, arrojar
to sling something over one's shoulderecharse algo a la espalda
4. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
sling your hook!¡piérdete!
sling [slɪŋ] slung (past)
noun
1 (weapon) honda (f)
2 (Med) cabestrillo (m)
to have one's arm in a sling llevar el brazo en cabestrillo
to have one's ass in a sling especially (US) estar con el culo a rastras (informal); tener la soga al cuello (informal)
His ass is in a sling. He's not afraid of us but he's afraid of the mud that's getting stirred up "Did that little wop make a pass at you?' I'll have his Italian ass in a sling!" You're just stalling. You know I've got your ass in a sling
3 (Náut) eslinga (f)
4 (for rifle etc) portafusil (m)
transitive verb
1 (throw) arrojar; lanzar; echar
to sling sth over or across one's shoulder lanzar algo al hombro; with a rifle slung across his shoulder con un fusil en bandolera; to sling sth over to sb tirar algo a algn
2 (throw away) tirar; botar; (LAm)
3 (hang) colgar; suspender
4 (Náut) eslingar
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